You called, we responded: Celebrating 75 years of Windrush and NHS

Join us at this Harlesden Library Coffee Morning to celebrate 75 years of Windrush and the start of the NHS.

2023 marks the 75th anniversaries of both the arrival of the Empire Windrush to London from the Caribbean, and the start of the NHS. The interlinked histories and legacy of both the NHS and the Empire Windrush remain highly relevant to us today in our everyday lives.


This talk will highlight some of the impacts of that shared history, particularly through the lens of the Windrush Generations and their descendants. The journey of people involved in the local NHS will illustrate the path that many trod in the early years. The stories of the descendants of the Windrush generations, can bring us up to 21st century to celebrate the shared 75th anniversary.

Dr St John is a local Doctor who has worked in the NHS for many decades and is a descendant of the Windrush Generations would like to request your company to hear her talk and join her in celebrating this milestone.

About the speaker

Dr Joan St John is a Doctor with many decades experience in General Practice and primary care. She has specialised in Diabetes and works senior roles within Diabetes care for the NHS within Northwest London. She was one of the first Diabetes UK ‘s Clinical Champions, which is a voluntary role for professionals who are passionate about improving the quality of care provided for people with Diabetes.

Alongside this, her work aims to tackle health inequalities and she has previously been involved with the Sickle Cell Society, Alzheimer’s Society, Culture Dementia and the African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.

Date and time: Thu, 6 Jul 2023 11:00 – 12:00 BST

Location: Harlesden Library Craven Park Road Harlesden London NW10 8SE

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Joan St John is co-author of the award winning ‘Carbs &Cal World Foods’ which is the first visual guide to the carbohydrate content of traditional: African, Arabic, Caribbean and South Asian foods.