(Hospital acquired)

There is nothing weird or wonderful you can imagine in human experience we haven’t seen.

I’m a Researcher in Humans.

Jo is not well. Something strange is happening. As a scientist, she can resolve this.

Unless the world is infected. Unless it’s everywhere.

Kitty, Elena and Paul work through the night. An hour can make all the difference.

Part thriller, part puzzle, the science of life and death.

A collaboration between playwright Nicola Baldwin and Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Lead Healthcare Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Clinical Lecturer at UCL, with Healthcare Scientists (including biomedical scientists and clinical engineers), artists and actors. Originated over 3 workshops at Great Ormond Street Hospital: July, August. September 2018, NOSOCOMIAL is based on verbatim testimony and collective imagination.

Healthcare Scientists are 5% of the NHS workforce, but responsible for 80% of diagnoses.

Working in basement labs; working with patients; working with families over years.

Their vital role is often unrecognised, yet their stories are remarkable.

In September 2018 NOSOCOMIAL had 3 R&D performances at Camden People's Theatre 

basement in the 'Underground' festival. Details here.

In March 2019 we were delighted to be awarded the 'Partnering Patients & Citizens Award' from the Chief Scientific Officer of NHS England at the CSO Awards. 

During Healthcare Science Week 2019 we staged 2 site-specific performances at Skipton House, headquarters of NHS England as a promenade in the main atrium.

We are doing a large scale immersive workshop in November 2019 towards developing a 'playable' version of NOSOCOMIAL for the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, and to tour 2020.

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Jimena Larraguivel  (JO)

Helen Sheals (KITTY)

Becky Simon (HELENA)

Peter Clements (PAUL)

You can watch our trailer by Louis Milner here.

Read blog by Nicola Baldwin here.

Read blog by Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green here.

Read blog by biomedical scientist participant Chris Connor here.

R&D funded by public engagement grants from SfAM and HIS.

Full collaboration credits 

Nicola Baldwin (STORY)

Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green (SCIENCE)

Abi Bown (DESIGN),  Louis Milner (SOUND)

Melisa Canales (PROPS) Jon Cloutman-Green, Colin Wallace (WORKSHOP PHOTOS/VIDEO),  Rachel McInery (REHEARSAL PHOTOS)

Faiza Asadi (GOSH): Ela Bardan (Healthcare Scientist in Clinical Engineering, NHS England); Bianca di Blasi (PhD student, UCL, Dept of Medical Physics); Eimear Brannigan (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust); Melisa Canales (HIRG, CEGE at UCL); Lena Ciric (UCL); Chris Connor (Specialist Biomedical Scientist, GOSH); Helen Dunn (GOSH); Miranda France (Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at GOSH); John Hartley (GOSH): She’miah Hastick (GOSH); Victoria Heath (Healthcare Science Education Lead, Imperial College Healthcare Trust); Craig Knott (GOSH): Jonathan Lambert (Healthcare Scientist, GOSH);  Katharine McMahon (Head of Social Sector, Royal Literary Fund); Aarti Makan (Audiologist, Professional Lead for Healthcare Science, London; Health Education England); Alexandra Milsom (NHS England); Claire Murphy (ICH GOSH); Hal Parkinson; Helen Saraqi (GOSH); Valerie Smith (GOSH); Ruth Thomsen (Scientific Director, NHS England); Lucy Van Dorp (Post-doc Researcher, UCL Genetics Institute); Stacey Harbot; Anna Barnes; Philippa May (all SCIENCE/ STORY).

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