Gemma, who joined us in November last year, did a hospital apprenticeship to become a Healthcare Assistant and the Hereward Practice is the first GP practice she has worked in.
She said: 'It is different to hospital work as you get to see your regular patients and also as the staff is more static you also get to know your team better. Already I have done training on phlebotomy, immunisations and went on a refresher HCA skills course and I will be starting to do health checks as well. I feel I have been upskilled in just months of being here.
'Every day is a bit different with a variety of tasks and I am considering applying to become a Nursing Associate in due course. I definitely prefer working in a GP setting to being in a hospital. The team here is so nice I definitely feel at home!' Content