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GOSH chief nurse discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish

Alison Robertson is chief nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), here she discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish

Why did you become a children’s nurse?

After finishing my A levels, I wanted to go into a career that gave me hands-on training and would enable me to grow professionally and personally. It’s what drew me to nursing, and it’s a decision I have never regretted.

Where did you train?

I first completed an integrated training programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), what was then known as the Middlesex Hospital - now part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - to qualify as a registered general nurse and registered sick children's nurse.

My career then took me into

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