NHS Overseas Workers Day, 3 March 2023

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Amogh (in red) pictured with two other Overseas Allied Health Professionals and members of the recruitment team

Today we’re celebrating Overseas NHS Workers day! We’re really proud to be such a diverse and multinational team and are so grateful for the sacrifices and contributions of our overseas workforce.

This year, we ‘re marking the day by celebrating some amazing milestones:

We are very proud to be welcoming the first cohort of international Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to Team North West Anglia Foundation Trust. By the end of March 2023, we will have welcomed 24 AHPs, all of different professions, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Diagnostic Radiographers and Operating Department Practitioners.

The first 8 of our wonderful new recruits are already here across both our Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke sites and have come from a variety of countries including India, Nigeria and the Philippines!

Amogh Patkar is a Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist at the Trust and tells us more about his story and role as an AHP in our Trust:

“I completed my Undergraduate and Post-graduate from Seth GS Medical College, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, which is one of the largest tertiary care hospitals in the city”. Amogh has 3 years of clinical experience in the various fields and specialises in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.

“Despite the many challenges NHS faces, I believe it to be the best environment in which I can truly make a difference to the lives of others. I strongly resonate with the core values of the NHS and believe the best way to use my skills is to contribute to the continued delivery of accessible healthcare.”

As a Rotational Physiotherapist, Amogh loves the opportunity to explore the various specialities of Physiotherapy in our Trust and gain an in-depth knowledge of them. He continues, “The entire therapy team is extremely supportive and has helped me settle in well. I feel privileged to be a part of Team North West Anglia.”

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We also recently had the privilege of celebrating of international nurses who joined Team North West Anglia Foundation Trust and completed their examinations during the pandemic. Their hard work, dedication and contribution to the Trust brings experience, diversity and culture to our workforce and we couldn’t be prouder of everything they have achieved.

The celebrations were organised our fantastic overseas education team, and we also had the pleasure of awarding four individual awards for those staff have excelled since joining us:

  • Going above and beyond for 2022: Jerome Rey Ona (Peterborough City Hospital) Cecile Obligar (Hinchingbrooke Hospital)
  • Living our Values for 2022: Belinda Mpofu (Peterborough City Hospital) Stella Bas (Hinchingbrooke Hospital)
  • Team Player of the year: Jude Ndukewe (Peterborough City Hospital) Alice Bosha (Hinchingbrooke Hospital)
  • Rising Star of the year: Bency Cherian (Peterborough City Hospital) Babitha Baby (Hinchingbrooke Hospital)

We are so proud to be celebrating the skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals who come from all around the world to work in our trust and around the NHS, saving countless lives and supporting our communities. Thank you so much for your amazing contributions.