Listen to Zoe reflect on why she enjoys and values her work as a GP in the NHS.
It’s everything, everything I do, none of my work would make sense if I wasn’t a working GP, a working NHS GP. So although I have lots of roles and do lots of things, first and foremost I’m a GP, a proper NHS, in the practice. I work in a really deprived area of London as well and that is the type of General practice which is hard work, but I find it rewarding because a little bit of kindness goes a long way when people have very difficult lives. And I would say it’s not just what I do as well, being a GP is not just what I do, it kind of partly defines who I am as well. It gives me so much back. I am getting a bit deep now, but I suffered with lack of confidence and lack of self-esteem especially when I was younger. But to come home from work on a Monday and think do you know what I made somebody’s life better today—that person felt that they could trust me to share that with me when they couldn’t with anyone else. It makes me think I’m important and I’m a good person and I deserve this little spot here on this earth, because I am helping people and am doing good.