NHS 75 Staff Stories: Jane Williams

Jane Williams

Jane Williams - Registered Vaccinator

How long have you been in the NHS?

I started my nurse training in 1966 and qualified in 1969. With about 2 years off to have my children back in the 70s, by the time I retired in 2015, I have worked about 49 years. I have been working as a Registered Vaccinator since 2020 which has bought my total to about 53 years - I think!

Why did you choose to work in the NHS?

I had always wanted to be a nurse and went straight into my training from school.

Describe your role in 100 words.

I have been vaccinating in care homes, patient’s homes, and in clinics all over Coventry and Warwickshire since March 2020. I have also been working in schools helping with the flu campaign and the general school immunisations.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I have loved being back with face-to-face contact with patients again. Having been a manager for many years before I retired, I had missed that. I particularly enjoy home visits. It has taken me back to my district nursing days. 

Describe your favourite memory of working at CWPT in 100 words.

I think my favourite memory is of the days when we worked a full day’s shift and vaccinated hundreds of patients. The teamwork has been amazing and I have made many new friends.

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Jane Williams 1966

photo: Jane in 1966