Your stories

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

Dr Peter Saul

Originally from Liverpool, Doctor Peter Saul (60), has lived and worked as a GP across Wales for the last 30 years. Read what he 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 Heidi Phillips


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

Originally from Birmingham,Welsh Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) trainee, Majd Protty (30), says working and training inWales meets all his needs - academic, clinical and personal. 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: