My name is Victoria and I work on the NRAS helpline, as well as being one of the admins on the NRAS HealthUnlocked forum. Those of you who have joined in the last 6 months won’t know who I am, but for those of you who joined before then I wanted to let you know that I am now back from maternity leave! I’ve had a wonderful 6 months with my son, James and am lucky to be leaving him in the very capable hands of his dad for the next 6 months.
Today was my first day back and it’s surprising what you still remember after 6 months away (you’d hope I wouldn’t forget everything, as I’ve worked at NRAS for 6 years). I can even remember the codes to most of our publications, and have had the pleasure of taking a couple of helpline calls today, speaking to some lovely callers and dusting off my grey cells.
To those of you who I have come to know quite well, I thought you might want a bit of an update. James is doing very well. He is generally a smiley, happy little chap and a real pleasure, though like any baby, he has his moments! He has become very used to having his photo taken, so as you can see from the photo in this post, he is sometimes a bit of a poser!
I look forward to having contact with everyone on here, both old and new, and of course to speaking to anyone who calls the helpline.
Just to remind you, the helpline is available Mon-Fri, 9.30 – 4.30 on 0800 2987650.
Best wishes to you all
Senior Information & Support Coordinator