My job

‘Always put your patients first’

If you do, you can’t go wrong, says Rebekah Matthews, who works as integrated pathway manager at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Rebekah Matthews

What is your job?

I am an integrated pathway manager in the combined community and acute care group at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. My role involves managing one of the city’s four community nursing teams, which will soon have community therapy services integrated with them. I also manage our community nursing flexible workforce department and the community assistive technology team.

Why did you become a nurse?

After leaving school at 16, I worked in a workshop making leather clothes. After a few years, I realised this was not right for me and a friend advised me to try nursing. I volunteered at a local hospice while getting the qualifications to start training as a nurse. Since being accepted to start nurse training in October 1991, I never looked back.

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