Your stories

Read stories from doctors who live here to find out why Wales is such a great place to train and work.  

Dr Nick Williams

Former medical devices sales representative, Nicholas Williams, is realising his career goal of becoming a GP thanks to a £20,000 training incentive from the Welsh Government. He is one of the first intake of medical students in Wales to benefit from this new incentive which was introduced last year (2016).Read what he has to say 

Dr Nyasha Mudondo

Originally from Manchester, Rhyl based trainee GP Nyasha Mudondo, chose to do her medical training in North Wales. She’d heard about the great work-life balance in Wales plus she could still be close to her family. Nyasha has found that Wales offers junior doctors much more than she first imagined.Read what she has to say 

Dr David Moore

 As an established GP, David Moore and his wife decided to move to Wales in search of the work-life balance they had both dreamed of. Now based at a village practice in Llanidloes, David says it's the best decision he has ever made.Read what he has to say 

Dr Sam Lonsdale

Sam Lonsdale moved to Wales after training stints in other parts of the UK, Africa and New Zealand. Now settled in Cardiff, but based at a GP practice in Brecon, she is thrilled with the variety Wales offers in every part of her professional and personal life.Read what she has to say 

Dr Muhammad Aslam

Doctor Muhammad Aslam (44) took on the role of Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Lead at a North Wales hospital because he was looking for new challenges and opportunities. With the support of his health board he’s not only transformed his department but also helped to modernise global pathology reporting. Read what he has to say

Dr Ali Moalla

Dr Ali Moalla (44), is the Clinical Director for Radiology and Consultant Radiologist at Prince Phillip Hospital in South West Wales. After growing up in Syria, Ali completed his final 3 years of medical training in London, but it wasn’t long before Ali moved to Wales as a consultant radiologist. Read what he has to say

Dr Majd Protty

Originally from Birmingham,Welsh Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) trainee, Majd Protty (30), says working and training in Wales meets all his needs - academic, clinical and personal. Read what he has to say

Dr Leanne Griffin

For Chief Registrar at the Prince Phillip Hospital in Llanelli, Leanne Griffin (31), the choice to stay in her native South Wales to train, work and live was an easy decision. Read what she has to say 

Dr Richard O’Shea

Dr Richard O’Shea (49), more commonly known as Rick O’Shea the Welsh rugby pundit for the BBC, decided to turn his career around and train to become a GP. Read what he has to say

Dr Holly Morgan

Originally from Windsor, core medical trainee, Holly Morgan (27) chose Wales, over London, to complete her training and she hasn’t looked back since. Read what she has to say

Dr Kirstie Truman

Widely recognised for her pioneering community work in fast-track cardiology care, Swansea GP, Kirstie Truman (43), is keen to show others just how empowering and rewarding a career as a General Practitioner in Wales can be. Read what she has to say 

Dr Rebecca Andrews

Trainee GP, Rebecca Andrews (37), from Chester, is just 10 months away from qualifying as a GP with the Health Board in North Wales. Read what she has to say 

Dr Fawaaz Nuzeebun

 

Originally from Mauritius, Fawaaz Nuzeebun is a first year trainee GP in Cardiff. Read what he has to say 

Dr Michael Taliercio

Michael Taliercio (34) from New York, USA is training to be a GP in Wales. Read what he has to say 

Dr Cheryl Anderson

In addition to GP training in Cardiff, Dr Cheryl Anderson (29) from Birmingham, is specialising in Academic Training to open more doors throughout her GP career. Read what she has to say

Dr Gwyndaf Williams

Dr Gwyndaf Williams (36) is already a senior partner in a thriving GP practice in the South Wales valleys.Read what he has to say 

Dr Dave Wilson

A Londoner born and bred, Dr Dave Wilson (34), first moved his family to New Zealand, in search of a work life balance, before settling in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in 2010.Read what he has to say 

Dr Heidi Phillips

Dr Heidi Phillips (45) has trained, worked and lived in Swansea for the past 27 years.Read what she has to say 

Professor Bharat Jasani

Nairobi born Professor Bharat Jasani (69) first moved to Wales in 1977 to become a pathologist and carry out his medical research and raise his family.Read what he has to say 

Dr Peter Saul

Originally from Liverpool, Doctor Peter Saul (60), has lived and worked as a GP across Wales for the last 30 years. Peter now works part-time as a GP for the north Wales Health Board at Beech Avenue Practice near Wrexham and also mentors the next generation of students in Cardiff under his Deanery role.Read what he has to say 


Champions Network

Would you like to be a Champion for NHS Wales? 

If you’re a doctor working in Wales and would like to help us market Wales as a great place to live and work we would like to hear from you.

The main role of the Champions is to act on referrals from the Shared Services Centre and have contact with doctors from outside Wales who are considering re-locating and would like to discuss what training and working in Wales is like.  

The role could also include:

  • Providing a focal point for local media in terms of promoting Wales and its achievements
  • Participating in case studies for use on the website and on social media
  • Participating in local recruitment / awareness events
  • Promoting Wales during overseas events
  • Identifying opportunities and barriers and sharing best practice in medical staff recruitment and retention, based on your experiences
  • Proactively assisting other colleagues to promote NHS Wales as an employer of choice in their day to day work as opportunities arise.

If you would like to know more about the role or put yourself forward contact: enquiries@trainworklive.wales