The short film series Wonder Women by NHS R&D North West has been launched to highlight the talent of North West women in health and social care research.
Each short film shows an influential woman talk about the human side of their profession, their passion for research and the personal cost.
Professor Soo Downe, practising researcher in midwifery studies at UCLan, is the guest for the first film in the series, offering an insight into her career journey from clinical midwife to practising researcher.
Professor Soo Downe also highlights the challenges facing NHS England to recruit more midwives.
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There are nine films in total and each one will be launched every four weeks, featuring nurses, physios, pharmacists, mums, wives, runners and readers.
The films aim to help people considering a job role in health research.
NHS England currently employ over 1.5 million people. 77% of those are women.
Join in the conversation using the hashtag #NHSWonderWomen on Twitter and Facebook.
Find out more information about the Wonder Women Series here.
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