Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS

The Migration Museum in Lewisham Shopping Centre has launched a timely and new digital exhibition called Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS.

This multimedia digital exhibition shines a light on the stories and experiences of people who have come to Britain to work in the National Health Service (NHS) over the past 72 years. The NHS is close to all of our hearts – now more than ever. From the very beginning, people have come to Britain from all over the world to make this grand vision for a better society a reality. The NHS would not have become the beloved institution it is today without its international workers. But their vital role has largely been ignored.

The international story of the NHS is the story of Britain. This exhibition puts this vital story at centre stage through oral histories and archival materials, as well as art, animations and data visualisations. Now, more than ever, it’s a story that needs to be told.

Click here to explore Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS.