The British Medical Association has urged ministers to scrap controversial rules that force migrants to pay upfront before they can receive NHS care.


THE NHS employs more than a million people, and it is the single largest employer in the UK. There are a number of rewarding job opportunities across England that helps to keep the systems running.

Rakesh Mistry is a customer service analyst at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), and although his job is highly technical, he says it can be “a challenge to keep staff happy with their use of IT equipment so that they carry out their own jobs effectively, but I know it is for a good purpose – saving lives.”

“I enjoy working face to face and remotely with NHSBT staff, understanding their immediate and upcoming IT requirements and issues, and providing advice and support on the most appropriate solutions,” said Mistry.

Thalia Remy, employee relations administrator at Barts Health NHS Trust, says the best thing about her work is range of human resources activity she gets involved in. She is involved in facilitating the Staff Partnership Forum, coordinating the job evaluation process and staff mediation across Barts Health NHS Trust.

Remy said: “I really enjoy being part of successful schemes such as the Staff Partnership Forum, where management and Trades Unions work together to find solutions for staff pensions. The concerns about staff welfare is of paramount importance and I feel privileged to play a part in this.”

Even though they are not on the front line physically saving lives,  Noreen Qureshi, medical HR assistant, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in Prestwich, said their contribution has a positive impact on the health and well-being of many.

“I get to speak to a range of clinical and non-clinical staff doing great work and I also get to meet the next generation of practitioners coming through and support them on their journey,” said Qureshi.

“I feel it is important to be in a job that makes you happy and offers you opportunities to progress.”

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