Night Sister

Night Sister

On its 70th Anniversary of we celebrate the foundation of the UK National Health Service with the final reading of our current season. Happy Birthday NHS! A big thank-you to all of our medical readers, to our colleagues at Scottish Poetry Library who have helped with...
Ecclesiastes 3, i-viii

Ecclesiastes 3, i-viii

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. Our second season of readings will come to a close with one more poem on Thursday 5th July this week, coinciding with the 70th Anniversary of the UK’s National...
Recovery Room

Recovery Room

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. Season 2 : poem 6 Medical lecturer Gillian Strugnell reads Recovery Room by Patricia Beer Recovery Room Patricia Beer The noise in the recovery room Was half footfall and...
At Eighty

At Eighty

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. Season 2 : poem 5 Medical Demonstrator Eilish Hannah reads At Eighty by Edwin Morgan At Eighty Edwin Morgan Push the boat out, compañeros, push the boat out, whatever the...
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. Season 2 : poem 3 Consultant Neurologist Prof John Zajicek reads Multiple Sclerosis by Cynthia Huntington Multiple Sclerosis Cynthia Huntington For ten years I would not...
The Bird that was Trapped has Flown

The Bird that was Trapped has Flown

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. Season 2 : poem 2 Medical Lecturer Veronica O’Carroll reads The Bird that was Trapped has Flown by James Robertson The Bird that was Trapped has Flown James...
On Hearing for the First Time

On Hearing for the First Time

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here. We’re very pleased to start our second season of medics reading poems from Scottish Poetry Library’s anthology ‘Tools of the Trade: Poems for New...
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