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Using a grassroots approach to improve health in the Sikh population

A nursing lecturer is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

A nursing lecturer has built a network for British Sikh nurses and is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

Improving mental and physical health in hard to reach communities can be a challenge for many nurses. But a Sikh nursing lecturer is using social media and visiting temples (gurdwaras) and community events to do just that – and to encourage organ and stem cell donation.

Rohit Sagoo, a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, founded British Sikh Nurses in April 2016 to provide a platform for colleagues to discuss health issues affecting the Sikh community. When he started his career two decades ago, he was the first British Asian male paediatric nurse. ‘Asian doctors would be surprised when I walked


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