My NHS story - Emma Savage

People have shared their wonderful memories of the NHS over the last 75 years to help celebrate the NHS's 75th Birthday

Emma shares her NHS memories

Emma shares her experience of working in the NHS.


When did you start in the NHS?

In 1990.


Why did you choose the NHS?

I was always interested in science. It started with a chemistry set as a child. My auntie and uncle were both dentists. I originally wanted to be a dentist but ended up at the other end of the body i.e. feet and trained as a podiatrist


What do you do?

I work as the Deputy Director of Quality and Improvement. I am passionate about making a difference to those members of our Somerset population who are most impacted by heath inequalities, keeping them safe from harm and improving services to help them live healthier and happier lives.


What would you tell someone who was thinking about a career in the NHS?
Having originally trained as a clinician, there is a really exciting career path for both clinical and non-clinical staff in the NHS. There are also lots of opportunities for continuing to learn and develop. We are one big organisation that strives to continuously improve and provide modern healthcare to our patients.


Describe the NHS in one word


Emma Savage

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