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The RCN @100 - A celebration of nurses and nursing

May 2nd, 2016

Episode 568 of 721 episodes

The Set of '56. Nurses who trained together at the Middlesex Hospital in look back on their time training at the central London Hospital. The RCN's Chief Exec Janet Davies on the changing face of the Profession. How things are changing for the 21st century nurse. Plus hospital drama has always been a staple in the TV schedules. How has the representation of nurses kept pace with modern NHS and the jobs nurses do? Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine wrote and starred in the blackly comic Getting On set on a geriatric ward. Barbara Machin learned her craft as a writer on Casualty in the late 80's and has returned over the years for special episodes.We get beyond bed-pans and battle-axes to look at nursing on TV.