The popularity of BBC daytime documentary, Saving our Nurses, has seen interest from people wanting to work for our Trust skyrocket – with 30 per cent more visitors to the recruitment page on our website.
The five-episode series, shown every morning at 10am this week, featured our Senior Intern team, highlighting the support they give to newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs), helping to keep them in the NHS.
Stories included 39-year-old single mum-of-three Lacey Darcy, who need the team’s help to move from our busy Emergency Department when it all got too much, Fabie Gumbs, a newly qualified nurse who questioned her vocation and needed a confidence boost from the team, and Francis Billeza, who joined our Trust all the way from the Philippines and benefited from their support and encouragement when settling into a new life in the UK.
Kathryn Halford OBE, our Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, who came up with the idea for the scheme after watching Robert De Niro film ‘The Intern’, said: “It’s really encouraging that this documentary has seen so much more interest in people wanting to join us. It demonstrates how showcasing our great teams really helps to attract people to our Trust.
“I hope that as well as encouraging others to join us now, it will also help to inspire the next generation of nurses, midwives and AHPs.”
Fabie added: “Teamwork at our Trust is very important. Everyone works together and really supports each other. I would recommend any nurse looking for a new job to join our Trust.”
All episodes of Saving Our Nurses are streaming now on BBC iPlayer.
To find out more about what roles are available at our Trust visit our work for us page.