Overseas workers contribution to the NHS book published

UNISON is delighted to launch a book which it commissioned to celebrate the contribution made by migrant workers who have travelled to this country to work in our NHS. Entitled “Overseas Workers contribution to the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire” it is launched to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday 5th July.

Download the booklet here… (pdf)

UNISON will be distributing copies of the book and sharing electronic versions from 1st July to BAME groups and employees at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. The stories reflect the experiences of 11 individuals who made the brave decision to journey to England and work in our NHS unclear of challenges ahead of them. Some faced language barriers and new ways of working while others uprooted their family or left them back home to join up later.

We hope these stories will inspire and encourage others from abroad to consider working in the NHS in East Yorkshire and that some lessons can be learnt from their experiences.

There are over 50,000 overseas nurses working in the NHS in England and thousands of others who fulfil crucial roles in Health Care. We hope you enjoy reading about the experiences of just a few of them.

(If you would like a ‘hard’ copy of this book please contact UNISON on 01482 675564 leaving your name and contact details)