‘We wanted to achieve for those to follow’, say black nurses who worked in 1960s NHS – BBC News

“You’re caring for somebody and the abuse that you get – you don’t let it affect you.”

When the NHS began, its survival relied on staff from immigrant backgrounds.

As the NHS celebrated its 75th birthday this week, the BBC’s Amanda Kirton spoke to a group of black nurses who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1960s to work for the NHS.

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