• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My role includes scrubbing for day case surgery, assisting the anesthetist and ODP to anaesthetize patients and care for patients post operatively in the Recovery room.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Scrubbing - Completing swab counts, instrument checks Scrubbing to become sterile for a procedure Caring for patients post operatively Assisting with cannulation, spinals and anesthetic Physiological monitoring Checking equipment TEG analysing Blood Gas tests Checking patients in for surgery


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I absolutely loved it! i loved the increased responsibility, the increasing of skills and knowledge learnt.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • Very well organized, from assignments, specialized units, observations and study days to placement rotations, competency books and practical training days and assessments.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • lots of support from both the practical and education team. Whether it be 1 to 1 sessions, phone calls, emails, study days, Microsoft team sessions, extensions if needed and 10 week reviews.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • Lots.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • Since completing my qualification i am now more aware of Acts, policies and procedures in line with my trust. I feel a lot more confident in my responsibilities and myself I now feel i am providing safer care to my patients due to extended knowledge and skills. i now feel more confident questioning/challenging/ reporting poor behavior.


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • no


  • 9a. Would you recommend NHS to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • rewarding safe/secure place to work sense of achievement good progression opportunities lots of skills and knowledge to learn

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to NHS?
  • Do it, it is incredibly rewarding and a great organization to work for.


Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)

Health & Social Care Services


May 2021

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