Episodes

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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Episode 17: Tella

Episode 17 of Our Voices introduces us to Tella, a nurse from the Philippines who has worked in the NHS since 2019. Her story reveals a surprising change in career-path which has taken her to this point.

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Episode 16: Sarah

The 16th episode of Our Voices introduces Sarah, a Critical Care Nurse from Jamaica who moved to the UK along with her 16-year-old daughter 2 years ago. The desire to pursue a doctorate in nursing encouraged her to make the move, she had previously spent 17 years working as a nurse in her home country.

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Episode 15: Misbah

In episode 15 of the Our Voices podcast, we hear the story of Misbah, a nurse from Pakistan who is adjusting to living in the UK while confronting the sadness and trauma of having lost her grandfather during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Episode 14: Honey

In episode 14 of the Our Voices podcast, we learn about Honey, a nurse from India who, 6 months ago, made the decision to leave her one-year-old daughter and husband behind in order to work in the NHS.

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Episode 13: Tara

The 13th episode of the Our Voices podcast provides an insight into the life of Tara, a doctor from Nepal who has been working at Watford General Hospital for the last year. Initially, Tara had no intention of being a practicing doctor: she had studied a Master’s degree in Public Health in the UK and had intended to start a career in research. However, her daughter’s illness encouraged her to take a very different direction.

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Episode 12: Vishaka

The 12th episode of the Our Voices podcast introduces us to Vishaka, a doctor who travelled from her home in India to work in the NHS just under one year ago. She talks about the struggles she experienced in her native country during her first years in her profession, particularly the pain of being unable to provide treatment to those who needed it because they simply did not have enough money: “Seeing people suffer, you want to help them but you can’t.”

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Episode 11: Jelena

In episode 11 of the Our Voices podcast, we hear the story of Jelena, a doctor who travelled from her native land in order to work in the NHS. Unlike many other foreign nationals who join the health service in the UK, Jelena came here for reasons other than her own professional advancement.

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