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Nurses were health care professionals. Some were surgical nurses, who actively assisted surgeons during invasive operations. Others focused on patient care in general hospitals or specialised facilities such as mental institutions and research laboratories. Still others worked in emergency settings, which often required a blend of surgical and patient care. Finally, some worked for private institutions, such as schools or companies.

Occasionally, individuals impersonated nurses, usually to enact a criminal plan or alien invasion.

On Earth, some saw a nurse that was not a woman to be an oddity. (TV: Twice Upon a Time) Infact, among the Doctor's friends were male nurses Rory Williams and Strax. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, A Good Man Goes to War)

General hospital nurses[]

Surgical nurses[]

Nurse Shelly Curtis served as Dr. Grace Holloway's surgical assistant in the unsuccessful operation on the Seventh Doctor. (TV: Doctor Who, PROSE: The Novel of the Film)

A nurse who implanted an infospike into the brain of Adam Mitchell. (TV: The Long Game)

Emergency nurses[]


Thomas Hector Schofield — or "Hex" — was a nurse at St Gart's Bankside Hospital, who became a companion of the Seventh Doctor. (AUDIO: The Harvest, et al.)

Angela Wheeler was an emergency room nurse at Walker General Hospital, who assisted in the initial examination of the Seventh Doctor, following gunshot wounds. (TV: Doctor Who, PROSE: The Novel of the Film)


Lady Jennifer Buckingham was a British nurse and ambulance driver during World War I. (TV: The War Games)

Nurse Crane was a British Army-supplied nurse for the ailing Dr. Judson during World War II. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

A British Army nurse at St. Teilo's Military Hospital ministered to Tommy Brockless' psychological scars from World War I combat. (TV: To the Last Man)

Commander Strax was a Sontaran commander demoted to nursing duties for military dishonour, serving in this capacity at the Battle of Zaruthstra. He seemingly died fighting alongside the Eleventh Doctor at the Battle of Demons Run, but was revived soon after. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War, WC: The Battle of Demons Run: Two Days Later)

Specialised nurses[]

At research institutions[]

At mental institutions[]

A nurse, who worked at Milhampton Hospital, escorted Graham Winslet into the building after he wandered out. However, upon returning, she came face to face with an Auton who proceeded to absorb her into the Nestene Consciousness mind. (HOMEVID: Auton 3: Awakening)

Private nurses[]

A nurse announced Cordo's father's death. (TV: The Sun Makers)

Joan Redfern was a nurse at Farringham School for Boys, who met John Smith — and the Tenth Doctor — in 1913. (TV: Human Nature)

False nurses[]

At Deffry Vale High School, the nurse was among the Krillitane infiltrators. (TV: School Reunion)

Lythia, a shape-changed impostor at Hippocrates Base, posed as a nurse. (COMIC: Sins of the Fathers)

Helen Sherman told Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones she was a nurse, likely in order to cover for the fact that she was, in fact, a cannibal. (TV: Countrycide)

Verity Smith, the unseen, TARDIS-invented mother of John Smith, was a nurse. (TV: Human Nature)

Xanxia was a holographic projection of Queen Xanxia, who pretended to be the personal nurse of the Captain on Zanak. (TV: The Pirate Planet)

Tending to Archibald Hamish Lethbridge-Stewart, the First Doctor presented the Twelfth Doctor as his nurse while admitting that it was a "little improbable" because he was a man, much to the embarrassment of the latter Doctor. (TV: Twice Upon a Time)