NHS Employers is calling on staff in the NHS to share images of their first jobs in the NHS on Twitter as part of #NHSwhereIstarted, a new social media campaign.

In its first week, the campaign has seen more than 3,200 tweets and 1,480 participants share their stories, including senior leaders such as Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, Prem Singh, Chairman at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers.

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, said:

“I started when I was 18, and fell utterly for the NHS and its work. The #NHSwhereIstarted campaign is an engaging way for employers to highlight how the NHS has shaped their careers, and to demonstrate their support to keep doing this for the future generations. We want to commit and attract young talented people into the NHS who have so much to offer, both now and in the future. Increasing the number of young people working for the NHS will have a significant impact on the sustainability of the workforce and contribute towards better patient care.”

The campaign is part of NHS Employers ThinkFuture programme of work, and highlights the benefits of employing young people and the skills they can bring to the NHS. Many of today’s leading figures in healthcare have had long careers in the NHS and they recognise that young people in the NHS have the energy and commitment to make a real difference.

Get involved by following @ThinkFutureNHS on Twitter