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Our Clinical Director Alex Munro shares his memories of the NHS

Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor 6 Jul 18  | Blogs

As we celebrate and recognise 70 years of the National Health Service, our Clinical Director and Co-Founder Alex Munro shares his memories of the NHS.

So many memories and experiences that have shaped my life have come from my experience with the NHS.

As a child I was diagnosed with haemophilia following what was meant to be a straight forward “In & Out” Tonsillectomy. This simple operation subsequently resulted in three further emergency operations as they discovered why I was bleeding so much, and various anaphylactic reactions to medications I was administered. 

All in all it was a very scary time for me and my family. However, the NHS found the problem and ensured fabulous follow up with the haemophilia experts at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

These experiences of being treated by the NHS and wanting to know more about the way our body works fascinated me then and still does today.

I fell into nursing and it was the best decision I have made – I loved it.

The body works in mysterious ways and life can be so cruel, but through my experiences as a Nurse and working within the NHS I have seen that it can be taken away very quickly, so it is something to be both respected and celebrated.

Working as an Advanced Practitioner within Urgent Care, helping others, empathising with people who are feeling scared & nervous whilst trying to provide a reassuring smile is really the best "job".

I still believe the NHS is truly remarkable and the people who work within it are fabulous – it saved my life, and I will never forget that.
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