My job

'I’ve had wonderful role models in my career'

Take every opportunity, learn from the lessons being taught to you and above all be ambitious, urges director of nursing Angela Thompson. 

Angela Thompson , director of nursing and deputy regional chief nurse for NHS Improvement London region, urges ambitious nurses to seize opportunities

What does your role involve?

Working with healthcare providers across London, supporting staff to provide the best healthcare standards for our patients.

Why did you become a nurse?

When I was a teenager, my grandmother was ill. I helped look after her, and met some inspirational and caring people.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The ability to work across the health sector in London to achieve the ambitious goals in mental health. There’s a real breadth and depth to the role as I’m working with colleagues in specialist hospitals right through to district general hospitals. But the focus is always on patients, which is what makes me so excited about the job.

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