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NHS at 75: celebrating 75 years of Windrush

15 Jun 2023
The NHS at 75 zone
NHS at 75

On 22 June 1948, HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the UK, carrying over 1000 passengers from the West Indies.

Mainly former service personnel, this was the first wave of post-war immigration and many of the passengers went on to take up roles in the NHS, which launched just two weeks later.

As we mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush, Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, chief executive of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, will chat to author Tony Fairweather and nurse Max Oosman about the vital role the Windrush Generation and other talent from across the world has played in the history of the NHS.

Tony is the author of Twenty Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story and founder and curator of the Windrush Collection. Max, a community mental health nurse practitioner for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, has worked for the NHS for 51 years since coming to the UK from Mauritius aged 19.

This session is part of the NHS at 75 Zone, which is supported by RLDatix.

Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Chief Executive - NHS Race and Health Observatory
Max Oosman, Community Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Tony Fairweather, Founder - The Windrush Collection