Nurturing the nation: the Asian contribution to the NHS since 1948

Document type
Book
Author(s)
Weekes-Bernard, Debbie
Publisher
Runnymede Trust
Date of publication
1 November 2013
Subject(s)
Minority Groups, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This book documents the contribution made by people of Asian descent to the NHS since its inception in 1948. It provides information on the migration journeys and working lives of 40 NHS staff, all of Asian descent, who came to the UK from various parts of the world. The majority of the featured individuals have retired, or are approaching retirement, but many still work within the Health Service and most, if not all, continue to play an active role in their local communities, either as health professionals or in other important ways. Their stories echo those of many others who have made similar journeys from across the world, to work in the UK, in order to provide an essential service to the people who live here.

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