At the Heart of the Nation: Migration and the NHS

Gary Younge leads this panel of nursing staff and historians to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS and Windrush.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS and Windrush, this panel event chaired by Gary Younge brings together nursing staff and historians to explore the contributions of migrants to the NHS.


In partnership with the Migration Museum, find out more about the vital contributions of migrants to health care in the UK, view stories of migration from the RCN and Migration Museum collections and share your own story discs.

This event is part of Migration: a public history festival, a series of lectures, exhibitions, workshops and walks around London, supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop. If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact us on or 0345 337 3368.

Date and time: Tue, 4 Jul 2023 18:00 – 20:00 BST

Location: Royal College of Nursing 20 Cavendish Square London W1G 0RN

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To mark the NHS’s 75th anniversary, the Migration Museum is staging Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS, a new national touring exhibition shining a light on the vital role that migrants have played in shaping and sustaining the NHS throughout its history. The exhibition explores the stories and experiences of people who have come to Britain to work in the health service over the decades through photography, film, oral histories and an immersive experience that brings together singing and storytelling. The exhibition opens at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery on 30 June 2023. To find out more please visit:

Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to Europe’s largest nursing specific collection of materials. We have two exhibition spaces, a cafe and shop, and a nursing history collection open to all researchers. We host regular events on the history of nursing and related topics, as well as issues relating to health care and nursing research today.