Newham GP featured in powerful portrait series dedicated to frontline staff to mark NHS birthday


Newham GP featured in powerful portrait series dedicated to frontline staff to mark NHS birthday

Powerful and personal portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, have been unveiled to celebrate the NHS 72nd birthday.

In a mark of respect and thanks to the NHS, the renowned photographer, who has previously shot the Rolling Stones, Kate Moss and the Queen, offered to take portraits of 12 people playing a vital role in the NHS response to COVID-19.

The campaign features a portrait of Farzana Hussain GP at the Project Surgery in Newham. You can read her story here.

Farzana said: “It’s wonderful to be part of this campaign and to be photographed by Rankin. Now more than ever it’s important that we not only recognise the vital role primary care has played in fighting this disease but to also shine a light on the humanity that makes up our GP practices, community services and hospitals. Every member of staff has their own story, fears and hopes for the future. I think Rankin’s photography brings this out really well.”

The collection will be showcased across the country at bus stops, roadside billboards and iconic pedestrian areas including the world-famous Piccadilly Lights in central London this week to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS.