• Question: how long have you been working for the NHS?

    Asked by George to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention Team, Ed - Mental Health Nurse, Arts Therapy Team, Annabel - Head of HR on 30 Jan 2019. This question was also asked by A Random Person, random :).
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      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 30 Jan 2019:

      Emma here (doctor)

      I did 2 years as a doctor after graduating where I rotated around different specialties eg A&E, GP, surgery. I then worked for a year in psychiatry before taking a year out to work for a charity for a year. I’m now back in psychiatry, so in total around 3 years so far.

      Training as a doctor is a long haul and hard work but totally worth it!

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      Arts Therapy Team answered on 31 Jan 2019:

      Richard here: In total 26 years, I started out as a nursing assistant on a ward working with individuals with a learning disability, during my time there I did my masters training in Art Psychotherapy qualifying in 1999. Since then I have gone on to work in Adult mental health in a variety of settings, hospital wards, day hospitals and specialist teams working with people with personality problems and I have still a lot to learn!

    • Photo: Home Treatment Team

      Home Treatment Team answered on 4 Feb 2019:

      Steven here, I have been with the team 13 years.

    • Photo: Ed Freshwater

      Ed Freshwater answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      Nearly ten years.