#NHSwhereistarted launches with blog from Danny Mortimer

Danny Mortimer

18 / 1 / 2016 10.35am

NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer reveals how he began his journey through the NHS in a new blog to launch the #NHSwhereIstarted campaign.

Danny, who joined the NHS as a porter aged 18, talks about the encouragement he received from colleagues and pays tribute to the teams at East Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent that supported him in the early stages of his career.

He describes "falling utterly and completely for the NHS and its work" and urges employers to continue to encourage and inspire young people:

"We need to make sure employers feel supported to keep doing this for future generations. Only 6 per cent of the NHS current workforce is aged 16-24, and we can do more to bring young people in. We need their talent, enthusiasm and new ways of thinking if we are to build a workforce that is fully equipped for the future."

Read Danny's blog


This blog has been published as part of #NHSwhereIstarted, a social media campaign running from 18-22 January designed to inspire an NHS-wide conversation about employing young people.

Join the conversation on Twitter or find out more on the #NHSwhereIstarted web page.

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