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NHS75 - Sai Kalluri shares his story

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS, we will be sharing stories from a range of employees and professions across Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW).  Today, we hear from Sai Kalluri, Software Development Officer.

Tell us a little about your job role?

The main responsibility of my role is to Custodian of the gateway between Primary and Secondary Care. Our team Primary Care Gateway Services operate some of the longest running services in DHCW, including:

  • Welsh Clinical Communications Gateway (WCCG)
  • GP Test Requesting (GPTR)
  • GP Links
  • Welsh GP Record (WGPR)

What do you enjoy about your job role?

As a Software Development Officer, I am constantly learning and developing things which keeps me motivated and excited to take on new challenges and achieve even greater milestones. Being a Software Development Officer is not just a job it's a rewarding and fulfilling journey that enables me to contribute my skills and creativity to build a better digital future.

How long have you been part of the NHS?

Since January 2023 (7 months)

How did you join your profession?

I completed my degree in the stream of Data Science and Analytics (MSc) at Cardiff University. Getting a job in the UK as an international student can be a challenging task due to various factors, Including Visa restrictions, competition, and employers' preferences for local candidates. 

After graduating from university, the NHS gave me an opportunity as SDO that laid a path for my career. Formerly I worked as a System Engineer with around 4 years of IT experience for one of the top multinational company “Tata Consultancy Services” in India.  I joined Digital Health and Care Wales (NHS)  and I am currently working as a Software Development Officer for Primary Care Gateway Services.

The NHS is a large and well-established organisation, which provides stable employment opportunities and job security. Working for the NHS is indeed something to be proud of, as it involves serving the community, making a positive impact on people's lives and contributing to the overall well-being of society. I am proud to be a member of this organisation, where innovation and compassion come together to transform lives and shape a better future.

What does the NHS mean to you?

Commitment and dedication are the two essential qualities that define the NHS and its workforce for me. The NHS's mission and vision reflect its core values, which include patient-centeredness, compassion, excellence, equality, and working collaboratively to deliver the best possible care to all individuals in the UK.

The NHS's commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services to every citizen, regardless of their socioeconomic background, is at the heart of its mission, while its vision aims for continuous improvement and innovation to meet the changing healthcare needs of the population.