Thursday, 19 October 2017
To celebrate October's Black History Month South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust delighted hold a screening of the BBC documentary– Black Nurses: the Women Who Saved the NHS, followed by a Q&A discussion panel from our senior BME SWLSTG NHS Trust professionals.
The screening will be held at: Talk Wandsworth, 56 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RN on October 20 at 7pm.
This BBC 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.
The screening will be followed by talks and a Q&A discussion from senior BME SWLSTG NHS Trust professionals. This event will address issues that have affected BME NHS staff throughout the history of the NHS, a look into what challenges are still present today and examples of the approaches taken to overcome the difficulties in life and the workplace.
SWLSTG Medical Director Dr Mark Potter said “We hope members of the community will join this screening, to learn more about women who made an incredible impact on the NHS and the challenges they faced as well as hearing the discussion afterwards.