Katie Bolton is rightly proud of her role within East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. As an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant, she spends her days on wards topping up medicine, stock rotating, dispensing or working on the pharmacy reception desk - and thoroughly enjoys the variety the role brings.
However, it's in challenging times like this, as the nation unites to overcome Covid-19, that Katie realises how her training and work experience has benefited her. She’s coping with an increased workload and supporting her team as they work together to treat those local residents who have been affected by Covid-19, including those who are fighting for their lives.
"I don’t think you ever expect to be in the midst of a pandemic like this," says Katie. "I know if I can work through this, then I am ready to face anything and I will notch it down as a huge learning curve for me!"