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Audio clip: Alison recalls that her patients have sometimes assumed that she is a secretary or a nurse instead of a Professor of Vascular Surgery.

I see, well experience, yes I mean it’s mildly amusing, I’ve had people phone up when I was a Consultant and say, “You must be Mr so and so’s secretary,” you know that sort of thing so it’s, so I think, I mean in the past I had patients who said, assumed I was the nurse perhaps or, but the, but I think that’s not as obvious now. But it might be just ‘cos I’m getting older.

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