Lovelyn Nwodo: International recruitment Trainee Mammographer (Senior Radiographer) supporting women's health and wellbeing
On Saturday, 14 October, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust celebrated Allied Health Professions (AHP) Day, a chance to celebrate and thank AHP colleagues who play a key role at the Trust, supporting doctors and nurses in every department. Across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, AHP colleagues work in many different specialities including dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners (ODPs), orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatry, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers and, speech and language therapists.
As part of AHP day, Lovelyn Nwodo, Trainee Mammographer (Senior Radiographer) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, shared her journey joining through NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin's international recruitment as a trainee mammographer and her passion for women's health and wellbeing:
“When starting my recruitment journey, I researched online to find out what I needed to do to work for the NHS. I registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a regulatory body for 15 health and care professions in the UK, including Radiography. Once I had my HCPC licence, I began applying for jobs on the NHS job site. I was scheduled for an interview on Teams and was later offered the job. The whole process was easy to follow."
"I chose mammography because I have always wanted to make a remarkable and positive difference to people's lives. Women's health and wellbeing are of great importance to me, and choosing mammography have given me the opportunity to support women."
"I love my job because I know I play a very crucial role in saving lives. This alone makes the job special and rewarding to me."