Meet our nurses

Becky Muhima

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Ė School Nursing
Becky Muhima

Iíve been encouraged to take up training and new roles and to progress in ways that I couldnít have imagined.

Becky Muhima
What's the best thing about working at Whittington Health?
Iíve been encouraged to take up training and new roles and to progress in ways that I couldnít have imagined. In our work as school nurses, there is flexibility and the possibility of term-time work. The hours are good for parents.
Tell us how your career has progressed
My story is a refugee story. I came as an asylum seeker in 2003, escaping the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I had been doing medical studies and was three years through a six-year course when I had to leave. I spoke no English but wanted to learn and to work in healthcare, so I volunteered at the Royal Free hospital. I served meals and talked to the lonely patients. I also volunteered in the children's outpatients' playroom, spending time playing or reading to them while they were waiting to be called for their appointments.
I started in adult nursing in the first year and then I transferred to childrenís for my second year. I started on Ifor Ward in 2010, after completing my Paediatric Nursing Diploma in 2009.
I was self-motivated and determined and the Whittington staff have given me the opportunity to do the public health course full-time for a year. Iím a Band 7 nurse now and work in a close team of people who look after 57 Islington schools (47 primary and 10 secondary).
I love my role despite the challenges. Good line management has helped me when it felt a bit daunting.
What about the children you care for?
It has been a privilege to work in a multi-cultural context and to learn more about different religions. Islington is a very mixed borough.† Completing my Public Health degree has given me a better understanding of public health issues in the borough.†† We care for children from 5-19, but in the future it is planned it will be from 0-19, so the role changes all the time.
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