Medical advisor.

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      Dr. Thom Petty, an NHS anaesthetist, served as the lead medical advisor for the ITV Covid drama "Breathtaking." Alongside another medical advisor, Dr. Andrew Cinnamond, Dr. Petty designed a two-day boot camp to ensure the accuracy of the medical sequences in the show. He also worked on set to ensure that set designs, costumes, and medical procedures were correct. The goal was to create an authentic representation of the NHS culture and communication style. Dr. Petty's role was to provide medical advice to the actors without encroaching on their artistic process. The response from NHS staff to "Breathtaking" has been positive, as it accurately represents their experiences during the pandemic. Dr. Petty, who is also an actor, composer, writer, and director, left full-time medicine to pursue his other interests but still works part-time as an anaesthetist in the NHS. He finds the balance fulfilling and enjoys being able to do other things alongside his medical career. His ultimate ambitions lie in writing and directing, particularly in creating stories set in rural areas like the Staffordshire Moorlands. [Extracted from the article]
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