People's History of the NHS


Portrait of Caroline Rennalls

I’m fifty-two and I’ve worked in the NHS now for thirty-four years.

I had specialised in cardio-thoracic nursing, worked across the country predominantly in London, and then the second half of my career in Birmingham, moving into management.

I have no regrets in my career choice as a nurse. I have no regrets with the education and the opportunities that it’s brought for me.

I have been disappointed at times with the attitude of people or the lower ceilings of achievement - but in many ways that’s motivated me to keep striving and going forward and I’ve met some lovely people of all nationalities along the way.

All photographs copyright of Inès Elsa Dalal © 2019 Commissioned by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, 2018. No photographs or text may be referenced or published elsewhere, without prior permission

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