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Is a licence compulsory?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by mandy236, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. mandy236

    mandy236 Member


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    Hi,

    Now in my final year as a Podiatry student I am facing the prospect of poential interviews. I do not drive and am aware that this can be a problem. Is it completely necessary to have a licence? Can anyone think of a good reason why I should not drive or am I just putting off the inevitable?

    Does anyone know of a successful cyclist?

    Thanks,

    Mandy
     
  2. Donna

    Donna Active Member

    Hi Mandy,

    The main reason you would need a licence (or own transport) is if you were required to do home visits or travel between multiple clinics or locations. So I guess it depends on where you are planning to work, and what type of work (private/public) you're planning on doing. :eek:

    I have a couple of friends/colleagues who work in a private practice in the city and both of them catch the bus in to work each day. So you don't necessarily need a licence and car to work as a pod! ;)

    Regards

    Donna
     
  3. mandy236

    mandy236 Member

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for your response. As I am looking to work within the NHS initially I will need transport as you say.

    Regards,

    Mandy
    PS anybody want to buy my Bike?
     
  4. happysoles

    happysoles Welcome New Poster

    Depending on the trust you work, you dont need a car because some trusts have pool cars which you can use during working hours for domiciliary and clinic visits.
    there is also in some trusts a lease car system available for NHS keyworkers, - where you can lease a car through the department NHS PCT Trust - much cheaper than buying your own.. there is also especially in the london boroughs opportunity to part buy scheme and there are monies available to get transport.
     
  5. mandy236

    mandy236 Member

    Thanks for that happysoles,

    I will look into this car leasing scheme in the north west. that would be a great help.

    Mandy
     
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