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Mental Health Awareness Week: The recipe for great mental health

Bupa GP, Khurram Akhter has the recipe for great mental health. ​

With 24 years under his belt as a Doctor and the last 8 years spent as a GP he has tried & tested the ingredients and they come with his personal recommendation.​

The first ingredient is Exercise. Doing 30 minutes of anything that gets your heart rate up or that makes you sweaty five times a week gets a thumbs up.

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National Nurses Week: Tackling the decrease in Registered Nurse’s working in Care Home

Delve into Manju's world - a realm where kindness is constant, connections are valued, and excellent healthcare isn't just a service; it's a source of pride. 

She is the embodiment of our cherished values: brave, caring, and responsible.  

Prepared to be inspired by her story and how she has paved her own unique path in the world of nursing.

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Shirin Amirbeigi
Fertility superhero

With her revolutionary approach towards endometriosis care at Bupa, Shirin is a fertility superhero.

From serving as a First Aider in her community to mastering Robotic Surgery, her journey narrates a tale of dedication, skill, and hope.

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Autism Acceptance Week
2024

Currently, there are around 700,000 Autistic people in the UK. With one in every hundred people having Autism, you'll likely come across someone in your everyday life who is on the spectrum.

At Bupa, we want to play our part in helping to make our spaces, workplaces, and the communities that we serve as inclusive and accessible as possible.

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Cromwell Hospital creates over thirty new jobs

We’re investing in our Kensington-based hospital by extending into the adjacent and connecting building, Lexham Gardens.

The development will provide the hospital with more than 33,000 extra sq ft, allowing the hospital to offer world-class healthcare to more patients from London, the UK and overseas. 

Read the full article to find out more.

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Bupa makes top 10 for Women in Leadership

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as one of the top 10 performers this year for Women in Leadership, by the FTSE Women Leaders Review, who are focused on increasing the representation of women on Boards and Leadership Teams. 

Read the full article to find out more about how we Inspire Inclusion here at Bupa.

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Employee Spotlight:
Loice

Dive into Loice's world where she ensures top-notch clinical support for the team and residents.

After training in nursing and looking to work in Mental health, with a passion for growth and continuous learning she found a role with us.

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Employee Spotlight:
Florentina

Putting heart behind her healing as Tissues Visibility Specialist at Cromwell Hospital. 

With a strong commitment to person centred care and a celebration of growth, both Florentina and Cromwell Hospitals missions align.

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Employee Spotlight:
Will

Taking a Placement year to join our Finance and Governance team, with a knack for numbers and a passion for growth, along with Formula 1 and Football, Will shares how his experience has prepared him as a young finance professionals

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Employee Spotlight:
Martyn

With a passion for snow globes, card tricks, and all things finance, although recently joining us in September, Martyn's journey on our Finance and Governance Placement scheme has already been a tale of growth and learning.

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Employee Spotlight:
Esther

Our Actuarial Music Maestro at Bupa, who took a placement year out of her studies at Leicester University.

From crafting health insurance schemes to creating symphonies, she's our number-crunching virtuoso, adding a harmonious touch to our team.

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Employee Spotlight:
Henry

Starting as a Placement student to now a Grad, he’s crunching numbers and diving into his work at Bupa, much like his life his love for extreme sports.

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Employee Spotlight:
Shivalay

Shivalay blends analytical prowess with a passion for numbers, driving change across Bupa Global.

With big plans for the future and support from Bupa, find out how Shivalay’s career is thriving.

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Employee Spotlight:
Demi

From IT Graduate to permanent cyber security team member, Demi's journey showcases her dedication to safeguarding our digital world.

Explore her transformative journey .

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Employee Spotlight:
Kieran

With a degree in Computer Science, Kieran's hands-on approach and love for understanding how things work set him on a unique path, where he is now crafting health insights from global customer data, making health happen one byte at a time.

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Employee Spotlight:
Nightingale

Joining us on an Internship, Nightingale embraced the opportunity to explore the vast avenues of mental health careers at Bupa UK and shared their learnings & thoughts on a few careers’ options.

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Employee Spotlight:
Jordan on Black History Month

Hear from Jordan, our Clinical Site Manager at Cromwell Hospital, who shares his views on Black History Month and what it means to him.

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Employee Spotlight:
Helona

Starting as a Care Assistant aged 18, Helona is now Home Manager for our Board Oak Manor.

Her care, kindness, and passion to create a comfortable and family feel within her homes has paved the way to her success.

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Employee Spotlight:
Quincy

His combined clinical experience across the world had led him to join us as Modern Matron for Oncology and Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) at Cromwell Hospital.  

With a desire to understand his patients, team, and department studies, he encompasses our values through his work, promoting a healthier and happier experience for all. 

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Employee Spotlight:
George

From her team at home with her 12-year twin daughters, to her team in her centre, she leads the way to allow those around her to flourish and be who they are.

Her progression is down to her uncompromising positivity, dedication and empathy.

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Employee Spotlight:
Donna

As our Lead Solutions Designer, Donna has a passion for the Digital & IT world and is a key team player.

Often stepping outside her comfort zone to experience new areas of the business, Donna was part of an exciting sustainable project.

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Employee Spotlight:
Ivone

Her positive and caring nature inspires her colleagues, she is mindful to make sure those around her are equally watered in able for them to flourish.

Even though she loves being out in the garden and spending time being a mum to three children, Ivone is still focused on growing her career at Bupa.

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Employee Spotlight:
Amit

He has recently moved to the UK and joined our Nuclear Medicine department as an expert in his field.

His optimism and dedication to grow professionally makes him a perfect fit to our team at Cromwell Hospital.

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Employee Spotlight:
Sim

With a love for technology, leading our Digital team through transformation.

Sim has extensive experience in IT and is passionate about our future talent.

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Employee Spotlight:
Bryony

With a journey starting in admin and finance, Bryony now leads our Eglantine Care Home as Home Manager. 

Her progression has been down to her uncompromising positivity, dedication and hard work.

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Employee Spotlight:
Ana

Born in Portugal with a passion for nursing, she moved to the UK and is now our Critical Care Outreach sister at Cromwell Hospital.

Her desire to grow and learn new skills, helped her become a valued team member.

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Employee Spotlight:
Neil

For 10 years, Neil has shown dedication in becoming our Specialist Complaints Team Manager. Solving claims and helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

Always eager to develop, challenge himself and the surrounding team, there is no stopping Neil’s progression.

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Employee Spotlight:
Danni

Starting as a Care Assistant 18 years ago, Danni is now Managing Director for our Care Homes across the North & Midlands regions.

Danni told us she ‘fell into care’ but we believe she was destined to be where she is now.

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Career Story:
Developing at Bupa

Supporting people through their career is very important to Bupa. Emma Robertson, Strategic Development Manager, shares her career highlights, skills learnt and her advice on a career with us.

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More than just a job:
Being there for others

Working in our Contact Centres, no two days are ever the same. Ayshea joined our team in 2014 as a Customer Service Advisor and since then she’s progressed to work in the Omni Channel team. We caught up with her to find out what she loves about working in customer service.

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Adapting to change:
Life as a remote GP

Here at Bupa, we’re committed to making high quality healthcare accessible for all, now and in the future. As part of our commitment, we’re expanding our remote GP Services, allowing our customers fast access to the treatment they need from the comfort of their own home. We recently caught up with Eugene Lewis, Lead Physician for our remote services to find out what makes the role different.

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Emerging careers in Tech:
Starting as an IT Graduate

In September 2021 we welcomed our first cohort of IT Graduates into our Salford Quays and Staines office. We recently caught up with Gemma to find out more about what she’s been up to and how she’s settling in.

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Taking the first steps:
Life as a Placement Student

Rhitik joined our Actuarial team for his placement year in 2020 and will be returning in 2022 as part of our Graduate programme. We caught up with him at the end of his Placement year to find out how he got on, and why he chose to stay with Bupa once he’s completed his studies.

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From Enrolled Nurse to Home Manager:
22 years in the care sector

April joined Bupa in 1998 and hasn’t looked back since! Here, she talks about her career journey, her favourite memories from her time in care and gives us her response to some of the misconceptions around working as a Nurse in the sector. 

April's Story
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Progressing in the care sector:
My nursing career

Russell’s nursing career may have started by chance, but over 20 years later, he’s still working in the care sector and can’t imagine doing anything else. Here, he talks about his progression from Nurse to Home Manager and his thoughts on working as a Nurse in care.

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From Care Assistant to Clinical Manager:
My journey in the care sector

After finishing his master’s degree in Adult Nursing, Sandeep joined Bupa as a Care Assistant. Since then, he’s obtained his NMC pin and progressed to Clinical Services Manager. Here, he talks about his journey and shares his thoughts on some of the misconceptions about nursing in the care sector. 

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From GP to Lead Physician
Andrea's Story

Andrea didn't start her career with the intention of becoming a Doctor. Now, she's a Lead Physician at our new Basinghall Clinic. Here she talks about her journey and how she's been supported to grow her career with Bupa.

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Development, progression and rewarding moments:
Working in the care sector

Kelly started her career in the Domiciliary Care Sector before joining the team at Bupa in 2019. Here, she talks about her experience working in care, how she's been supported to develop and her favourite memories from her time at Bupa. 

Kelly's Story

Being a vital voice:
Jana's Story

For our Telephone Counsellors in our EAP team (Employee Assistance Programme) no two days or calls are ever the same. But what's it like working in a role where you get to make a difference to peoples lives every day? We recently spoke to Jana Collins, Telephone Counsellor, to find out.

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Working in a specialist dementia care home:
Ramona's story

Here, Ramona talks about how her experience working in a specialist dementia care home is different. From the challenging moments to the most rewarding ones - she gave us a real insight into her journey and her favourite things about her role. 

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A day in the life:
Health Play Specialist

To recognise National Play Day, on 4 August, we spoke with Cromwell's Health Play Specialist about why she loves her role and how she helps make the trip to the hospital a great experience for her patients. 

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From Care Assistant to Interim Regional Director:
Progressing at Bupa

Charlie joined Bupa as a Care Assistant back in 2002 and has been on quite a career journey ever since! Here, she talks about her career, how she's been supported to progress at Bupa and her favourite thing about working in care. 

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NHS and Bupa
Balancing the two

Think working as a GP at Bupa means you'll have to give up NHS work? Think again. Laura recently joined our team and talks to us about how she's been able to use what she's learnt at Bupa for the benefit of all her patients. 

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Inspiring women
in Tech - Zeba

We want to inspire people interested in a career in technology to reach their full potential and provide support to help them achieving their goals. We have gathered insights from women in technology at different points in their career to share their experience and tips for success.

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Inspiring women
in Tech - Lauren

We want to inspire people interested in a career in technology to reach their full potential and provide support to help them achieving their goals. We have gathered insights from women in technology at different points in their career to share their experience and tips for success.

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From Home Manager to Regional Director:
Working in a leadership role at Bupa

8 years ago, Suzie joined Bupa as a Care Home Manager and has been on quite a career journey ever since! Here, she talks about her progression, how she's been supported at Bupa and her favourite thing about working in a leadership role in the care sector.

Suzie's Story

Joining during the pandemic
Ruth's Story

Moving jobs can be stressful at any point in time, even more so during a pandemic. Ruth joined our EAP Team in November 2020 and here she shares her experience so far.

Ruth's Story
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Why I returned to Bupa and why
I chose to work as a Nurse in care

Kerry qualified as a Registered Nurse in the early 90s, working in a hospital for a couple of years before deciding to move into the care sector. Here, she talks about the support she’s been given at Bupa and what she loves most about working in care.

Kerry's Story

Progression, development and misconceptions:
Working as a Nurse in a care home

From newly qualified Registered Nurse to Clinical Deputy Manager – after finishing her Nursing degree at university, Jessica joined the team at Lindley Grange Care Home and has since progressed through various roles. Here, she talks about some of the misconceptions about care homes and her experience working as a Nurse in care. 

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From Care Assistant to Home Manager:
Progressing in the care sector

6 years ago, Julie began working at Bupa as a Care Assistant and hasn’t looked back since! Here, Julie talks about how she was supported to progress, how she supports her team and what’s it really like working in a specialist dementia care home.

Julie's Story

Strong women:
challenging perceptions in weightlifting

Kerry is one of our Health Advisors at Bupa King's Cross and has been with us since August 2019. For International Women's Day, she shares her weightlifting journey and how perceptions of women in sport are changing.

 

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An insight:
working as a Telephone Counsellor

Supporting people, first-hand, is an incredibly rewarding role. Here, Sarah Edwards, one of our Counsellors, shares what a typical day looks like and what she experiences as a Bupa employee.

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Be you
at Bupa.

Every day is about building a fairer and more inclusive society. Reflecting on this we reinforce our ‘Everyone’s welcome’ pledge in which we are committed to.

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Celebrating Pride Month:
Nikki's Story

Nikki Williams, Colleague Engagement Executive and one of our Be You At Bupa network leads shares her thoughts on why Pride is still important in 2021 and her experience of being LGBTQ+ at Bupa.

Nikki's Story

This is
developing your career

Caring for our patients comes naturally to us, but so does caring for our colleagues. Here, Deirdre O’ Sullivan talks to us about how she's been supported to develop her career with Bupa. 

Dee's Story
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