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Louise Patmore

“I love meeting new people and learning about them, and I really feel that I am making a real difference and being listened to in this role.”

Louise Patmore has been working in the NHS for five years now, and currently works as Peer Trainer Lead for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Louise is the voice which ensures that service users are at the centre of everything that the trust does. She works tirelessly with steering groups and peers, to help plan and develop courses that are delivered by the Recovery Colleges, she gives talks, looks at how policies and procedures can be changed – all to ensure that the service user’s needs are being met and opportunities are being properly considered. 

Having had 36 jobs since leaving school at the age of 15, Louise has worked in many different roles and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to her role in the Trust.

We asked Louise why she enjoys working in the NHS: “I am a believer in public provision of services and am so proud to be a member of the NHS. The NHS is a very supportive environment to work in and it has really enabled me to meet my potential, with support and direction.

“Personally, it has also been very beneficial for me, in allowing me to give something back to the NHS, which has helped me to stitch my life back together several times over the years!

“I love meeting new people and learning about them, and I really feel that I am making a real difference and being listened to in this role.” 

We asked Louise why she thinks we are so lucky to have the NHS in our country: “The NHS is one of the most human-focused organisations on the planet and being the fifth largest, it really offers a way of working that many could learn a lot from. 

“It is for all of us. Our healthcare is, and should always be, an equal opportunity for all, with nobody being left behind.

“The NHS is not driven or exclusive to those with the most resources, so it really brings out the best in our society. It is a beacon of goodwill! The NHS leads and demonstrates an example of how you should treat and respect all people.”