Windrush generation nurses: reflections on racism and career triumphs against the odds

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica recall subtle discrimination and blatant barriers

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica in the post-war immigration boom describe the prejudice they faced and the professional successes that were hard-earned

  • Nurses and midwives who came to the UK from the West Indies in second half of the 20th century have left a deep imprint in the history of the NHS
  • Five nurses who immigrated to the UK from Jamaica recall the prejudice they faced, and how they overcame it
  • They reflect on evolving understanding and awareness of racism and inequalities in the health service

In June 1948,


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