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Roma Carter

“I have worked in a number of different locations during my time with the NHS, so although I have stuck to one profession, I feel that I have had the opportunity to develop skills in a lot of different areas.

Roma Carter is a Senior Occupational Therapist who was been working in the NHS since 1992. Roma currently works in a low secure and forensic service at the Chichester Centre, across three wards.

Before joining the team at The Chichester Centre, Roma worked in Inpatient Challenging Behaviour Units, Community Mental Health, and Elderly Mental Health teams.

We asked Roma what it is about working for the NHS that has made her want to stay: “I left the NHS for one year to go and work in a special needs school. I did really enjoy working there but I missed working as an Occupational Therapist.

“I have worked in a number of different locations during my time with the NHS, so although I have stuck to one profession, I feel that I have had the opportunity to develop skills in a lot of different areas.

“I would be lying if I said I enjoyed everything about the NHS – sometimes it can be difficult when decisions are made that do not appear to have any logic when resources are already stretched, but I really enjoy working as part of a team to overcome these challenges, and helping my patients move closer to their recovery.”

We asked Roma why the NHS is so important: “I think that the concept of the NHS – healthcare for all – is the most important part. People who work for the NHS generally care very deeply about the welfare of their patients and I am proud to be part of the NHS.”