If you complained about me being black there’s nothing I can change about it, that’s who I am. A black woman, who happens to be a nurse, caring for you. - Daphne Foster, former midwife


Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved The NHS reveals the untold story of how thousands of Caribbean and African women answered the call from the ‘Mother Country’ to come and help build Britain’s National Health Service.

It is a story of ambition, survival, integration and ultimately, triumph told for the first time by the women themselves. The film explores the price paid by these pioneering women – many of whom were just teenagers at the time – for leaving their families, friends and culture behind as they sought a new life in the UK.  It examines what post-war Britain made of these ‘foreigners’, their impact on British society and cultural legacy they left behind both here and abroad.