Rosa is a brilliant plastics, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon living in 2036 London in the midst of an antibiotic apocalypse. She’s worked as a surgeon for the NHS (National Health Service) for 15 years, but after the far-right government passes the Antibiotic Preservation Act, a stringent new law that rations the usage of the last remaining effective antibiotics, she quits – deciding to set up a secret surgery in the basement of her home and do things her way. The NHS has become a tool of this new bureaucratic and controlling government, where life and death decisions are based on a restrictive and discriminatory code. Rosa has had enough.
She lives in a large Victorian house in Forest Hill, South London set in rambling gardens with her dog, Andrew.