To mark the 50th anniversary of booker Prize-winning writer John Berger's and documentary photographer Jean Mohr's book, A Fortunate Man - The Story of a Country Doctor, I was selected for a 3-month artist residency with Nottingham theatre company New Perspectives to explore the role of the NHS today.

The project was directed by Michael Pinchbeck, who supported and guided the work to create an exciting new piece of theatre inspired by the book. Together we explored general practice in the NHS today and spent time in doctor's surgeries talking to patients and staff and observing and documenting their behaviour.

A selection of my images - taken at the NEMS Platform One surgery in Nottingham - is featured on the final piece, which will tour nationally with New Perspectives in June and July 2018, ahead of an Edinburgh Fringe run from 1 - 26 August.

"A photograph of unwashed cups in a kitchen sink tells us more about the NHS than anything we could write." Michael Pinchbeck, A Fortunate Man.

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