Experiences of HCS Audiologists at the Nightingale Hospital

Read about the diverse roles adopted to support the Covid-19 response

During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic many healthcare scientists found themselves adapting their roles/environments to help beat the virus.

A group of London Audiologists found themselves working at the Nightingale Hospital. This article, written on behalf of the group by Aarti Makan, Independent Audiologist, describes their experiences and the diverse roles they adopted during this time.

The group includes:

  • Aarti Makan, Independent Audiologist;London’s Professional Lead for Healthcare Science at NHS Health Education England; Clinical Assessor for IQIPS at United Kingdom Accreditation Service, UK.
  • Jack Stancel-Lewis, Audiologist and Healthcare Science Fellow, NHS England and Improvement, UK.
  • Naomi Elliott, Senior Paediatric Audiologist, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.
  • Ruth Thomsen, Audiologist and Scientific Director for London, NHS England and Improvement, UK.
  • Mitch Chandler, Chief Audiologist, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
  • Mafalda Faro, Paediatric Audiologist, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.
  • Zena Butt, Specialist Audiologist, University College of London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
  • Bhavisha Parmar, Audiologist and PhD Candidate, UniversityCollege London, UK.
  • Casey Rowlings, Associate Audiologist, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK.