Group    From 1948 

Commonwealth and African NHS staff

Categories: Medicine

Countries: Africa, Caribbean Islands

Around 40,000 nurses and midwives from around the Commonwealth, notably Africa and the Caribbean, came to the UK from its inception in 1948 to the mid-70’s to work in the fledgling NHS, which was facing problems recruiting staff.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Commonwealth and African NHS staff

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Windrush & Commonwealth NHS Nurses and Midwives Statue

London Post has drawings for the sculpture and informs "16 pieces of granite,...

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Westminster Hospital

Westminster Hospital

Originally established as a charitable society, over the years it has occupied various premises: Petty France (1720 – 24); Chappell Street, renamed Broadway (1724 – 35); Buckingham Gate (1735 - 183...

Group, Medicine

2 memorials
St Olave's Hospital

St Olave's Hospital

Built originally as the Rotherhithe Infirmary in the early 1870s. It became the infirmary of St Olave's Union in 1875, and was renamed St Olave's Hospital in 1930. In 1966 it became part of the Guy...

Place, Medicine

1 memorial
Receiving House

Receiving House

In 1774 a group of London doctors, concerned at the number of people who were mistakenly being given up for dead, wanted to promote new techniques of resuscitation. They decided to concentrate on d...

Building, Medicine, Tragedy

1 memorial
Dr. Dennis Geffen

Dr. Dennis Geffen

O.B.E., M.D., D.P.H., Metropolitan Borough of Saint Pancras, 1844 - 1959. Worked in the polio field.

Person, Medicine

1 memorial
L. C. Parkes

L. C. Parkes

Louis Coltman Parkes. A medical doctor. Medical Officer of Health for Chelsea in 1909. Authored a good number of medical books - held by the Wellcome Collection.  Obituary in the BMJ 31 October 19...

Person, Medicine, Politics & Administration

1 memorial