Don’t miss Jesca’s Black History Month blog

News: Jesca Gudza blog

One of our inspirational nurses, who has been named a Rising Star of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing, is the feature of this month’s NHSE blog in celebration of Black History Month.

Jesca Gudza, who works as a Looked After Children’s Nurse in Bexley, was invited to write the blog and talk about her journey in nursing since she arrived, aged 18, from Zimbabwe 27 years ago.

Jesca has worked with Oxleas now for 12 years and has become involved in our work to Build a Fairer Oxleas to tackle inequalities that exist for BAME staff within the NHS. She is also Chair of ZIMNA-UK (Zimbabwe’s Nursing Association) supporting other Zimbabwean nurses with pastoral, health, wellbeing and career progression within the NHS.

Jesca said: "I was overwhelmed to be invited to do a Black History Month blog for NHSE. Black History Month has meant a lot to me this year – after reflecting on my personal journey I realised that it was very similar to some of our young people in care."

Read Jesca’s story and find out more about the inspiration behind the remarkable work she is doing to champion not only Zimbabwean nurses, but the most vulnerable young children and their families in the community.

Published on 12th October 2021