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Anne proves you can return to NHS nursing

Anne Sykes A nurse who took time out of the NHS has described being back on the wards at Dewsbury and District Hospital as “just like coming home.”

Anne trained at the old Dewsbury School of Nursing back in the mid-1980’s but has since gone onto a myriad of jobs at care homes and in private healthcare. And it was whilst with a BUPA rehabilitation unit that she made regular trips to Pinderfields – and decided it was time to come back to the NHS.

“I thought there was more to a career in nursing than working in a care home” says Anne, who now prepares patients for planned surgery on Ward 15 at Dewsbury Hospital, “my new job fits around looking after my children and it just felt like the right time to come back.”

The Trust is currently running a recruitment campaign to encourage Band Five nurses in particular back into the profession. Anne believes her time away from the NHS has brought her new skills and more life experience that could be massively beneficial to The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Hours that suit, less travel and being able to do a job she performs so well also attracted Anne back to NHS nursing.

Continued Anne: “It’s really great to be back amongst my colleagues. I actually see people I know from when I was last here, which is nice – even though we’ve all got a bit older!”

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is organising a series of open days and in just a few hours you can be a fully-fledged NHS nurse again.

Learn more by calling our recruitment hotline on 01924 546154 or email