2 October 2020

This month is Black History Month and an opportunity for us all to reflect on the contribution of black staff, past, present and future to the NHS.

Black History Month (BHM) is held each year in October, with a programme that promotes the history and contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made to the UK, helping to understand the present through our past. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate black  contributions to British society.


Our CNWL BAME Network Group have put together a programme of events and news that celebrates and teaches a better understanding of Black history – plus some highlights we are doing as a Trust:

  • Voices Together virtual celebration is organising a fun filled experience of black culture, history, authenticity, food and drink, podcasts, and much more! 
  • BAME Network Group Hillingdon Chapter Members Black History Month survey feedback event
  • CNWL - A self-stress management using the 5As model 
  • Standing in our Shoes, Brondesbury – the Conversation Continues session with Professor Dorothy Griffiths, CNWL Chair and Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive.
  • NHS Blood and Transplant will give a presentation on why it is so important people from Black and Asian communities donate
  • Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive and Charlotte Bailey, Director of People and Organisational Development, will address the BAME Staff Network Group on how the CNWL People Plan will address the needs of BAME staff

Click here to read and download the full programme


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Photo: (pictured last year) Our BAME Staff Network Group members celebrating last year 

The Network would also like to give thanks to the Windrush generation of nurses.

Follow us on social media throughout the month to see how we celebrate Black History Month.

We'll be using the hashtag #CNWLBlackHistoryMonth on Twitter and Instagram at @CNWLNHS and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CNWLNHSFT