Screening of the BBC documentary: 'Black Nurses, the women who saved the NHS', followed by a panel debate with leading experts.

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Join the School of Health and Social Work for a screening of the BBC documentary: ‘Black Nurses: the women who saved the NHS.’ This documentary tells the story of the thousands of Caribbean and African women who answered the call 70 years ago to come to the UK to save the then ailing health service. It's a tale of a struggle to overcome racism, their fight for career progression and their battle for national recognition.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with: Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, health expert, tutor, lecturer and medical professor; Felicia Kwaku, Associate Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement; Amanda Joseph, Specialist Practitioner of Transfusion, and Memory Ruzvidzo, Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

  • 16.30-17.00 Registration
  • 17.00-17.15 Welcome
  • 17.15-18.15 Viewing of the BBC4 documentary
  • 18.15-18.30 Refreshments
  • 18:30-19:50 Panel discussion
  • 19.50-20.00 Questions and close


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