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How I made the move from NHS to private healthcare

Helen Dutton describes how her move from working in the NHS to private healthcare went
Picture of oncology nurse Helen Dutton, who describes how she has adjusted from working in the NHS to the sometimes baffling world of private healthcare.

Oncology nurse Helen Dutton describes how her move from working in the NHS to private healthcare went

When I began my nurse training 30 years ago I thought I would be working in the NHS until I retired.

But in 2017, after working in oncology for over 20 years latterly as a Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialist the pilot project I led was coming to an end and I needed a new challenge.

I joined Bupa , the UKs largest private healthcare provider, as an oncology nurse adviser.

Delivering training using clinical knowledge of cancer and its treatment

My role involves providing telephone support to people affected by cancer. The role is a varied one, including taking inbound and making outbound calls.

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