Black History Month celebrated

News: Deborah Palmer (Black History Month)
Forensic Social Worker, Deborah Palmer hosts the 2011 Black History Month celebrations

Oxleas marked Black History Month with a celebration for all staff at Memorial Hospital earlier this month. Around 140 staff attended the event, which was organised by the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) network and hosted by Senior Forensic Social Worker, Deborah Palmer.

The event began with an international lunch and quiz on Black history, together with music and opportunities to network with staff from across the trust.

Nurse of the Year 2010, Mercy Browne, gave a lively presentation focusing on comments made by historian David Starkey about the summer riots. Jenny Jean Jacques, Chair of the Pan London Equality Diversity and Human Rights Network, spoke about the influences, projects and developments that had affected her career progression.

Mary Clarke, CBE, Associate Chief Nurse and Lead for Equalities at NHS London also spoke about the changing profile of the NHS workforce and the leaders of the next generation of NHS employees. 

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Published on 25th October 2011