Episodes

Episode 10: Helen

In this episode we are introduced to Helen: a woman who has, in her own words, “one of the best jobs ever.” Helen’s job is to recruit nurses from abroad to work in the NHS. She describes her job as being very busy, with a daughter and three step-sons, she also has an extremely busy home-life, yet, she describes herself as being blessed: “I get to meet people with so many wonderful stories to tell from all parts of the world.”

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Episode 9: Ellie

This episode of Our Voices focuses on the experiences of Ellie, an occupational therapist who began working for the NHS in July 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Ellie describes her initial experiences of working in the NHS as being a long way from what she had envisioned. She relates being initially confronted with ill patients being ventilated on tubes: “it was really difficult seeing what covid had done to people”.

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Episode 8: Sophie

In this episode we are introduced to Sophie who is an occupational therapist. During the height of the pandemic, she worked in an acute stroke ward where she was charged with caring for patients who had experienced significant cognitive, physical or sensory deficits. It was her role to help these patients attempt to regain independence in their lives.

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Episode 7: Andrea

This episode of Our Voices relates the experiences of Andrea: a laboratory pathologist who suddenly found herself on the other side of the doctor-patient divide.

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Episode 6: Dr Waheed

This episode of Our Voices reveals the story of Dr Waheed: a former refugee born in Afghanistan whose journey to reach the UK was fraught with danger and difficulty.

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Episode 5: Rich

In this episode we hear about the experiences of Rich: a critical care nurse from Manchester. They are a proud member of the LGBTQ community and identify as non-binary.

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Episode 4: Rob

This episode of Our Voices introduces us to the adrenaline-fuelled life of Rob: a paramedic who is now in his 20th year of service having started as a volunteer with St John’s Ambulance at the age of 13.

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Episode 3: Emily

In this episode of Our Voices, we hear from Emily, a midwife from Southwest England who thrives on being able to connect with her patients.

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Episode 2: Ged

The second episode of this series centres around Ged, a director for Health Education England and a clinical surgeon specialising in breast cancer. Ged’s path into medicine was anything but typical. As a high-achiever from a low-income family, he was accepted into an all-boys Catholic grammar school.

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