Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve put together a curated collection of articles in Wakelet looking at BME pioneers in medicine and healthcare. For example, The Many Rivers to Cross wake details the experiences of some of the many young Caribbean migrants who left the West Indies in the 50’s and 60’s to come to the UK to work for the NHS and their contribution to British society. We’ve included other interesting stories, such as an article on Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells from Smithsonian, and recordings of an interview with Dr Shyam Singh, the first Asian MRCP examiner and consultant cardiologist in the NHS, courtesy of the RCP’s Voices of Medicine project.


We welcome contributions to the wake, if there are any stories, or pioneers that we should be including in our Wake, please let us know by leaving a comment on our blog.