Pennine Care 70for70 – eight to 12

The NHS is an incredible, diverse organisation that turns 70 years old on Thursday 5 July.

To countdown to the occasion, we’re sharing a different staff story on social media every day for 70 days.

In case you missed them, here is our latest five:

8. Amelia Brummit – School Nurse

Amelia BrummitAmelia works in the Bury School Nursing Team, working with school-age children and young people to help them stay well and reach their full potential.

Amelia said: I have always enjoyed the emotional and mental health side of nursing since training. Also receiving feedback from children, young people and families as it makes it all feel worthwhile.”

Bury School Nursing Team are on Facebook @Buryschoolnurses

9. Gina Eades-Richards – Senior Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Gina Eades-RichardsWorking with Be Well Tameside, Gina helps people to make small changes that can have big benefits to their health and wellbeing.

This could be around things like weight loss, cutting down on drinking, quitting smoking, healthier diet or being more active.

Gina said: “Every time I go to put my NHS ID badge on, I feel proud and privileged to be a small part of it.

"I help people adopt healthier habits and when someone makes a change, seeing how it has improved not only their quality of life but their health and happiness can be very inspiring.”

You can find Be Well Tameside on both Facebook and Twitter by searching @BeWellTameside.

10. Jahan Arif – Dental Decontamination Technician

Jahan ArifJahan is based at Oldham Integrated Care Centre, within our urgent and emergency dental care services.

Jahan said: “I wanted to work in the NHS for the personal development and as a stepping stone for career progression."

The dental service provides care for people who have an urgent issue and can’t get a same day appointment with their own dentist.

Check out their Facebook page @BuryOldhamRochdaleUrgentDentalCare or visit our website for more information about Pennine Care’s dental services.

11. Lisa Ryder – Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Lisa Ryder (1)The freedom to speak up guardian role was created following Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up review.

This supports the creation of an open, honest, transparent and safe working culture where staff feel able to speak up, lessons are learnt, and care improves as a result. 

Lisa said: "As Freedom to Speak up Guardian I have the privilege of contributing to making this extraordinary institution the best it can be.

"By supporting staff to speak up who might otherwise not do, I can help in the provision of safe and quality services for patients and the creation of a positive, healthy environment for staff."

12. Panita Chouhan – Senior Admin and Office Manager

Panita ChouhanPanita works at the Health and Wellbeing College, which provides a range of recovery-focused courses to support people with physical and mental health conditions and practical skills.

She said: "I love everything about the college and watching people change before my eyes."

A full list of courses is available on the college’s website at:

You can also like their Facebook page @healthandwellbeingcollege

You can see the full lot by liking @PennineCareNHSFT on Facebook, following @PennineCareNHS on Twitter, or searching the hashtag #70for70.