source: Nursing Narratives
published: Jan 2021
In the first month of the UK lockdown, 72% of the NHS and social care staff who died were from BME backgrounds. Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic is a collaborative project that will use documentary film and writing to amplify the experiences and perspectives of black and minority ethnic health workers.
Black and migrant nurses and care staff have made a critical contribution to the NHS and social care. But the current coronavirus outbreak has laid bare structural inequalities. We wish to record your stories to shed light on the diverse racisms that you have encountered both during the pandemic and during your careers.
Your knowledge and experience holds the key to creating significant change that can support the building of a more inclusive society and an equitable NHS capable of delivering the best patient care.
To get involved please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is www.nursingnarratives.com @nursesnarrate
Please take our survey so that we can better understand the kinds of racisms that workers in the sector face, whether in hospitals, care homes or community settings. What impact do these experiences have on staff and their ability to do their jobs?
It will take less that 5 mins to complete. Click here >
We hope to use the findings of the survey as well as the personal stories we collect to help the demand for change. All personal data will be kept confidential.