BBC national news is running a series of video diaries recorded by University students and others working in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadcast throughout the day today, Monday 20 July and subsequently, the diaries offer a unique insight into life on the NHS ‘front line’ at the height of the pandemic, as students from across the Faculty of Health volunteered to support the existing workforce.
The coverage is the culmination of a project by 2nd year BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) student Joy O’Gorman, who has worked tirelessly to help shine a light on the contributions of student nurses and health professionals to the national effort. The project arose from Joy’s participation in the Council of Deans of Health 150 Leaders programme.
As well as clips from Joy herself on placement at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the coverage includes diaries recorded by final year BSc (Hons) Dietetics student Olivia Mason while working at Poole Hospital in Dorset, as well as live interviews with final year Midwifery student Abbie Rich.