COLUMN: We are proud to be a part of your NHS

Opinion.
Opinion.

With more than 1.6 million staff, the NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world.

The NHS workforce in England handles over 1 million patient contacts every 36 hours and is responsible for the care of 53.9 million people. So it is pretty safe to say that you are very likely to have had some contact with the NHS if you live in this country.

We all think that we know the NHS – but how well do we actually know it? We know to call 999 or 111 if we need help, but do we know the difference between a community nurse and a school nurse? Or an acute hospital compared with a community hospital?

Navigating the NHS and understanding the many different roles within it can be very complex which is why we want to help inform our Lincolnshire community about what we do and the opportunities available if you want to join us.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust currently employs 2300 staff who provide community healthcare services for the whole of Lincolnshire and part of Peterborough.

Our nursing teams and therapists provide care for thousands of patients every day in their own homes, our community hospitals, health clinics, minor injuries units and the walk in centre. Our health visitors and school nurses are available to support young people with advice and support on everything from sexual health to healthy eating.

We are proud to be part of the NHS and were delighted at being named in the list of the Top 100 Places to Work in the NHS by The Health Service Journal and The Nursing Times. We are always looking for people to join us, whether you are starting your career in healthcare, looking for a career change or retuning to practice.

If you would like to learn more about our services or the opportunities available at the Trust, please visit www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/ Our job vacancies can also be found on www.jobs.nhs.uk

Andrew Morgan is chief executive of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust