My job

I haven't looked back since leaving the NHS to start a business

Sally Shaw was a band 7 nurse seeking a new challenge, so she took the plunge and struck out on her own
Cannula training

Sally Shaw’s company is now a year old and runs cannulation training

Picture credit: Chris North

It was December 2011. As I walked through the snow towards the hospital I’d worked at since I was 19, a feeling of despair came over me. I heard myself say out loud: ‘I will not be doing this, this time next year.’ It took me by surprise – it was not a question, it was a fact.

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