The A Word



Nicola DanielsPlayed by Vinette Robinson

A GP-in-training, Nicola has opted to return to the Lakes with Eddie, leaving behind her London placement, because it's the right thing to do. But with her new life has come with a demotion to practice nursing at the local doctor's office, and a rather awkward role in a family with which she struggles to make sense.

She is the first – through Eddie – to voice that Joe has problems with communication... a move that sets Alison even further against her. But true to form, Nicola sticks at it.

Professional, driven and at times completely tactless, Nicola is in many ways a lot like Alison – though both women would be horrified by the comparison.