Kamal’s story

Kamalpreet Bedi, Deputy Director of Claims Management

From the age of eight I wanted to be a doctor. But a week’s worth of very raw work experience at my local hospital, at the height of the “100 hour week” pressure on junior doctors changed my mind. So I shifted direction completely and within a few months had started a law degree and went on to practice as a clinical negligence lawyer for many years before starting at NHS Resolution. The one constant through my career has been the NHS, either working for it or working within it.

The last few months have been tough for us all. It has been inspirational to me to see countless examples of #EverydayCourage all around us at NHS Resolution – digging deep to balance working, teaching and caring. And in whatever small ways we have been able to support our wider NHS family, it has been a privilege to do so. Making sure our clinical colleagues can focus on crucial front line care and not have to worry about indemnity.

It’s been an extraordinary time for other reasons too, with equality and courage being at the forefront: the BLM movement, the farmers protests and the first ethnic minority woman (with a fabulous name!) elected VPOTUS. There will always be reasons to find difference and we have a long way to go as a society to being truly equal. But courageous steps in the right direction are all we need – seeing diversity, not difference (#DiversityMatters). Creating a safe space for each other to try new things, to fail and try again. Making our first approach a compassionate one.

And so we lift our gazes not to what stands
between us, but what stands before us.
We close the divide because we know, to put our
future first, we must first put our differences aside”

Amanda Gorman

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