My NHS story - Julie Hill

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

Julie shares her NHS memories

Julie reflects on her 30 years working in the NHS.


When did you start?

I started working for the NHS almost 30 years ago when a student, I worked in medical records at Yeovil District Hospital in my holidays.


Why did you choose to work in the NHS?

My mum worked in the hospital and that encouraged me to work for the NHS too.


What do you do?

I have worked in all of the NHS secondary care organisations in Somerset at one point or another over the course of my career - as a receptionist, booked admissions officer, PA, IT trainer, then project manager.

I joined the CCG as a Digital Programme Officer and am now Digital Operations Lead Officer at NHS Somerset. Working in commissioning has also meant I work with primary care too.

I very much enjoy working at system level and engaging with both health and social care staff and the public.

I have loved working for the NHS, I like being busy (it is always very busy!), plus I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of interesting people. I have made lifelong friends and even met my partner through work. My youngest is just finishing her Master’s degree and is looking to work in the NHS too.


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