Claire
Physiotherapist in Amputee Rehabilitation
Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

Claire qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 at Birmingham University and started her career at Epsom General Hospital. Claire quickly took an interest in amputee physiotherapy.

In 2003 Claire saw the job advertised in Brighton and worked at Brighton General until 2006. Claire took time out to have a family, lived in Northern Ireland for a period of time and started a career working in the community. Claire came back to Brighton in 2012 and has been working for the Trust ever since - job sharing with a colleague.

Claire said "It's an amazing privilege to work with patients over a long period of time and to work with them to achieve a successful outcome. The role is really rewarding - it is so nice to see people rebuild their confidence and regain their independence. I work with a close multidisciplinary team made up of many professionals. We work closely together and we work in a really supportive environment.

"I feel really proud to work for the NHS. I strongly believe in its core values – healthcare for all – how brilliant is that. We should all treasure the NHS and preserve it. The NHS does not get the credit it deserves especially around keeping up with technological advances when so many changes are taking space in such a relative short space of time.

"SCFT is a good employer and I get good support from my manager."

Claire is going to celebrate the NHS70 birthday with the team by bringing in cake.