Tania Saheed, a fourth year MPharm student attended the annual NHS Expo in Manchester with NHS Citizen in 2014. She said “it was a great experience and networking opportunity as I was able to network with healthcare professionals across the NHS and form meaningful relationships”.
Off the back of attending last year’s event, she was then invited to write a blog post for NHS England which was published on the 6th August 2015 and has been viewed by over 1000 people so far. You can read Tania’s blog post here: http://ow.ly/QzUEB
She was also introduced to Dr Keith Ridge, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer by Olivia Butterworth (NHS Head of Public Participation) and was invited for a private meeting with him at Department of Health, Skipton House which she attended in August.
She has now been invited to attend this year as a delegate on the 2,3rd of September and has also managed to secure a meeting with a lady from the ABPI Monday morning. NHS England has been kind enough to waive the £180+VAT that it usually costs to register and attend. The University of Kent’s Student Success team have decided to help pay for Tania’s hotel expenses. The school would hate for Tania to miss the event as it is an amazing opportunity and a great way to represent the school.
Congratulations Tania, thank you for being such a great ambassador for the school.