Today on International Nurses Day we are shining a light on our very own Chairman Pauline Tagg, who started her career in the NHS as a nurse in 1972.
Pauline has worked in the acute sector of the NHS for over 35 years as a nurse, midwife and senior manager. During this time, she held executive nurse director posts in three NHS hospital trusts, the most recent being the University Hospitals of Leicester.
She joined the EMAS Board in 2011 and was appointed to the role of Chairman in November 2013.
When younger, Pauline knew that she wanted to work with people and chose the route of a Cadet Nurse which has led her to where she is today.
Reflecting on her career, Pauline said:
“The biggest change I have seen since joining the NHS is the use of technology at the bedside and I would say to anyone working in nursing or thinking of joining to enjoy it and not to take life too seriously.”
Pauline’s proudest moment of her career was in January 2009, when she was awarded an MBE from Princess Anne for her contribution to healthcare.