Continuing the BBC’s “Black and British” season, this latest programme looks at how a new wave of immigrants helped our country’s health service.
Black Nurses details the history of women immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean who came to British to work in the National Health Service when it was in its infancy. It details the inevitable wave of prejudice they encountered and their struggles to be recognised for their work years later.
A preview clip on the BBC website features one retired nurse explaining how the nurse’s uniform gave her respect from others. It certainly is pretty moving.
Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS is on BBC Four at 21.00.