CARING FOR THE NATION: THE MINORITY ETHNIC CONTRIBUTION TO NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

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Thousands Of New Recruits Join The Health Service As NHS Marks International Nurses Day

NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has today praised the ‘extraordinary’ response of nurses and healthcare workers to Covid as the so-called ‘Nightingale effect’ sees thousands of new NHS recruits mark their first International Nurses Day. Sir Simon hailed the tireless work of nurses, healthcare support workers and assistants in caring for around 400,000 seriously ill […] Read More

New ‘Caring for the nation’ platform celebrates the contribution of ethnic minority nurses and midwives

Nursing leaders paid tribute to ethnic minority nurses and midwives today (Tuesday 11 May) as the Mary Seacole Trust (MST) launched a new platform to celebrate the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Year of the Health and Care Worker. Supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement, the ‘Caring for the nation’ platform offers a collection […] Read More

The Florence Nightingale Foundation partners with the Mary Seacole Trust to deliver the Mary Seacole Awards

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the Mary Seacole Trust to deliver the hugely successful Mary Seacole Awards. Both organisations celebrate the diversity of the nursing and midwifery workforce and the communities in which they work. This partnership will further highlight the contribution of nurses and midwives from diverse backgrounds working in […] Read More

MST’s statement in response to the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

The Mary Seacole Trust strongly disagrees with the conclusions of the Sewell report. There is clear and unmistakable evidence that many people from ethnic minority communities have worse experiences and face more barriers, across various aspects of public life, than their white counterparts. While some progress has been made over the years, to pretend that […] Read More

Exciting new board game from all-women design team

The Mary Seacole Trust is thrilled to be working with UK-based indie publisher Dissent Games to support their release of a brand new board game. The all-women design team focuses on socially conscious games and championing inclusivity and diversity in the board game industry, and will be launching their campaign on Kickstarter in the summer. […] Read More

Mary Seacole Awards

The Mary Seacole Awards provide an opportunity for individuals to be recognised for their outstanding work in the black and minority ethnic (BME) community. The awards are funded by Health Education England and are awarded in association with Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, UNISON and Unite with support from NHS Employers. These […] Read More

Mary Seacole Book now available to purchase

A STATUE FOR MARY: The Seacole Legacy, a book edited by Lord Clive Soley and Jean Gray is now available for purchase directly through the Mary Seacole Trust website. Click here to buy a copy. Book description: Sculptor Martin Jennings’ stunning monument is the first statue of a named black woman in the UK. This […] Read More

Saying Goodbye to Mary

As I step down from the Mary Seacole Trust I reflect upon the last four years and the amazing people I have met and the work we have done. My journey with the Mary Seacole Trust started in 2016 when I was working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Here I learnt of […] Read More

Introducing a book about

Mary Seacole by Ron Ramdin

"Contains important lessons for those of us who care, and demonstrates why she was voted the greatest black Briton."
Church Times

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Introducing the Mary Seacole Book:

A STATUE FOR MARY: The Seacole Legacy
Edited by Lord Clive Soley and Jean Gray

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