Celebrating 75 years of the NHS

Next month the NHS turns 75 and since it was founded on 5 July 1948, the service has always innovated and adapted to meet the needs of each generation. 75 years on, the NHS’s founding principles remain as relevant today as they were then. 

The NHS Workforce Alliance team is proud to play its part in providing health services to our local communities, and as we mark this milestone, we want to celebrate the hard work and commitment of NHS staff and inspire more people to work for the NHS. 

As part of the anniversary, we asked some of our NHS Workforce Alliance colleagues what they enjoy most about their role, what the NHS means to them and what they would say to those considering a career in the NHS.  

We have included just some of what our colleagues had to say below and we will be sharing more profiles on our social media channels in the lead up to the anniversary. 

Will Laing, Operations Director, NHS Workforce Alliance  

“Working for the NHS, you can always be certain that you are making a contribution to something of real and universal value to the place where you live and the people you live among. On a personal level, I can’t forget the gratitude my father expressed for the care, goodwill and professionalism he received from all the NHS professionals, from community nurses to GPs and hospital staff, during his final illness.”  

Aron Ahluwalia, Lead Category Manager, NHS Workforce Alliance  

“Workforce is an integral part of the NHS and I enjoy knowing that we are consistently working to make such a vital system more efficient, to ultimately provide a better service to patients.  Being able to support the clients we work with is so rewarding. The NHS is close to the heart of so many of us and it’s awesome to be able to contribute to it.” 

Matt Green, Procurement Specialist, NHS Workforce Alliance 

“The NHS is an exceptionally diverse, challenging, and rewarding place to work. There is so much you can do in terms of the range of roles available, and it’s about finding the role that fits your skills best. Once you have it, you will feel part of something so far-reaching that it’s hard to ignore.” 

Caroline Brash, Training, Events and Business Development Manager, NHS Workforce Alliance  

“What I enjoy most about working for the NHS is knowing that what I do ultimately benefits the patient or service-user, and provides value-for-money for the taxpayer. The NHS has been there for my family countless times – we joke that we have definitely had our money’s worth from the NHS!  If you are looking for a career which is challenging, varied and rewarding, a career in the NHS is the one for you!” 

Munira Kachwala, Senior Category Manager, Workforce, NHS Workforce Alliance 

“What I enjoy most about working for the NHS is the knowledge and satisfaction knowing that what you do contributes towards makes a real difference to patients. It is the feeling of giving something back to society. What I would say to anyone considering a career in the NHS is that it’s a big institution so it is bound to have its ups and downs but if you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, it will give you a rewarding career and the satisfaction of being able to make a difference in someone’s life.” 




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