Stronger Together


01 Jul 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am

LIVE: Poems from the Heart of the NHS

Come to this session to hear powerful and moving poems about work in the NHS, and to take part in a discussion with the poets about what writing about the work of care means to them.

Last year saw the publication of These Are the Hands – Poems from the Heart of the NHS, a book of poems by and for NHS staff, describing the work of care and bringing to life moments of joy and pain, among many others. We are delighted that the poets who put together this unique and wonderful book will be joining us for this session – to share their poems and talk about their work, as both poets and clinicians.

The session will feature readings by, and discussion with, Dr Katie Amiel, GP, and poet Deborah Alma, who put together the anthology; Khadj Rouf, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHFT, and others. The poems have been carefully selected to speak to a variety of experiences of work in the NHS. The poets will be invited to talk about their work, and about using poetry to explore experiences of healthcare.

Arabella Kurtz, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHFT, has a longstanding interest in the interface between arts and healthcare. She will introduce the poets and lead the discussion.

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