Discover more about our current stream of work funded by the AHRC through the UKRI's Covid-19 rapid response call to develop a national collection of Covid-19 personal testimonies below.

The NHS has been part of everyday life in the UK since 1948. Covid-19 will stand as an extraordinary period in its longer history. The interviews we are recording now with NHS staff, patients, volunteers, and carers during the crisis will capture personal stories and reflections that will provide a unique historical footprint. These experiences will for inform policy and practice during the pandemic recovery period and a provide a rich research resource for future generations.




Rajan Madhok, a retired director of public health and volunteer interviewer for NHS at 70, shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 pandemic through this wonderful poetry anthology, co-curated with his writing group.
For 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife discover stories from our Digital Archive that reflect the diversity of nurses and midwives and their vital contribution to every area of the NHS.
'I feel privileged to have listened to so many perspectives on the crisis, the NHS, our country and the response worldwide'.
The NHS is now facing the most extraordinary period in its history as it responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Please read our full statement here.