Care to Be a Nurse?

Care to Be a Nurse?
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Anderson

Journalist Christina Patterson has had her own awful experiences of bad nursing, which she’s made public on air and in her Independent column. Now she investigates what can be done to improve the profession.

About this programme

Christina Patterson explores why nursing sometimes goes wrong, and asks what can be done to set things right. In a follow-up to a 2011 documentary for Radio 4, she speaks to patients, healthcare experts and politicians, as well as doctors, nurses and managers across the NHS in an effort to get to the bottom of the problem.

Cast and crew


Christina Patterson


Giles Edwards