This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Career profile - Andrea Gupta, clinical commissioning group chair, Merseyside

Written by: | Published:

Fact File

Job title Practice nurse and chair, St Helen's shadow clinical commissioning group (CCG)

Location St Helen's, Merseyside

Qualifications RGN

Why did you become a nurse?

I always wanted to do something medical but became a bit disillusioned with school so left at the age of 16. I then spent the next two years working in factories in Wigan, waiting until I was 18 so I could apply for nursing. I just knew it was my future. I was delighted when I was accepted and I have never looked back.

How has your career developed since you started nursing?

Nursing has changed a great deal during the 25 years since I started. I worked in Ormskirk Hospital, then in a nursing home when my first child was a baby.

Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments.

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.

Most read articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Practice Nursing Journal latest issue and most read articles.

Click here to read a selection of free to access articles from Practice Nursing Journal


Sign up to the newsletter


Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.


Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team


Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.