Celebrating 75 years of the NHS, Dr Jim Down talks to Julia Wheeler about working in intensive care, its immense challenges, effects on doctors' mental health and enormous rewards, revealing the quietly heroic work of doctors and nurses working at the cutting edge of medical technology and where a split-second decision can make the difference between life and death.
Dr Jim Down is a consultant in critical care and anaesthesia at University College London Hospitals. During the Covid-19 pandemic he worked on UCLH's busy ICU ward, and was interviewed by the BBC for a groundbreaking report depicting medics on the frontline. His account of that period, Life Support, was published in 2021.
|Event Date||Thu 23 Feb 7:00 pm|