Life as a student nurse

A new ITV show takes a look at the diverse backgrounds and lives of trainee nurses in Manchester with all the pressures, emotions and challenges they face both in training and on the wards

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TV crews follow student nurses in training

A new ITV show called Bedpans and Bandages follows the diverse backgrounds and lives of trainee nurses in Manchester and Birmingham with all the pressures, and challenges they face both in training and on the wards.

The series offers an insight into what it takes to become a nurse in the 21st century. 21 year old Joanne Pedley is from Salford, and is a trainee nurse at the Royal Manchester Children's hospital. She told Granada Reports she'd wanted to get into nursing since childhood.

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