‘This documentary reveals the untold story of how thousands of Caribbean women answered the call from ‘the Mother Country’ to come and help build Britain’s National Health Service’.

I am very much looking forward to this program which airs on 24 November at 9pm BBC 4. Visit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2016/47/black-nurses for more information.

Nurses at QECH Hackney 1970s.                                 Thanks to BWA/RCN Collection

To discover more about the lives of Caribbean nurses working in the NHS, especially if you are a retired nurse, do take a look the fascinating Caribbean Nurses and the NHS oral history project website.


Nursing at Barts. Hospital, City of London
Media Watch: ‘Black Nurses: The women who saved the NHS’

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