Midwife Jane Logan will be among 800 volunteers from the NHS performing in tonight’s opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics.
Her segment will last for 12 minutes and will celebrate the NHS by linking it with story-telling and literature.
Ms Logan, who will be wearing a traditional medical-themed costume, is a senior lecturer in midwifery at the University of Bedfordshire and a midwifery link lecturer at Luton and Dunstable Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
She said: “I am truly proud to be involved in this extraordinary event.”
Ms Logan paid tribute to the ceremony’s director Danny Boyle, who she said had been a “consistent source of outstanding support, encouragement and laughter to the NHS volunteers”.
“He has patiently signed thousands of autographs, smiled for thousands of photographs and hugged, what feels and sounds like, every single NHS volunteer taking part in the ceremony,” she said.
“It has been a pleasure to meet and work for this enigmatic and inspirational man who publicly, has never wavered in his belief that the 800 NHS volunteers taking part in tonight’s show, with the many other volunteers, have the ability to master and deliver an outstanding performance.
“It has been an amazing experience and has reaffirmed how great the NHS is.”