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Nursing whilst black

Nursing Whilst Black is a podcast series that aims to showcase the diversity of voices across nursing today.

In this series we asked nurses, healthcare support workers and students from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds to share their thoughts, reflections and insights on their lived experiences of working in healthcare and provide some recommendations about how we can all be better equipped to tackle issues of race and racism in the profession.

We will be working to add many more voices and experiences to this resource. We are also keen to develop the series to include the experiences of trans, LGB+, disabled and neurodiverse nurses. Please email if you would like to be involved and have ideas for the development of the series.


Dr Cecilia Akrisie Anim CBE - A Stranger in Paradise 

Vanessa Anthony - Reflections from a Nursing Student

Ruth Burey - My Leadership and Learning Journey

Maxine Buyanga - The Hard Steps to Leadership Success

Leonie Brown - Rising Above Confines With Self Belief

Maive Coley - Recognising Black and Minority Ethnic Nursing Support Workers

Carol Cooper - Leadership in Black and White

Dionne Daniel - Auntie and Me

Hamira Ghafoor - Reclaiming My Voice

Olga Leach-Walters - Use Your Voice: Speak Up and Be Heard

Ofrah Muflahi - My Imposter Syndrome

Maxine Obeng - A Call to Our Allies for Structural and Organisational Change

Ruth Oshikanlu - Caring Is My Business

Adam Sobrany

Angela Sealy - A Black British Second Generation Experience

Vinice Thomas

Dominique Whyte - See Me, Value Me

Nesta Williams - To Fit, or Not to Fit