Day 5 NHS 70th

BTS members speak warmly about their careers and roles within the NHS - “What I love most about my job is the difference I make to patients’ lives every day and the brilliant clinicians who inspire me every day”

Another member nominated some “heroes”:-

“When I passed the exams to become a Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in 1973, I had to choose a specialty. My Consultant, at the time, Dr Hugh Conway in the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley, gave me a copy of a recently published report on respiratory medicine. This was the Crofton Report, written by Sir John Crofton. Dr Conway gave it to me on a Friday afternoon and suggested I read it and bring it back on the Monday. It contained the evidence suggesting many opportunities were going to become available for Respiratory Physicians in the future. By Monday I was convinced.

What followed were three years with Dr Frank Moran in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, five years as a Senior Registrar in Oxford and nearly 30 very happy years as Respiratory Physician”. 

And many others remind us that, at its best, respiratory is a team game. 

What do you think?  Who are your heroes? Tweet us @BTSRespiratory using #RespisBest