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

About the exhibition

Launch Date: Monday 5 October 2020

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.

This is the story of the NHS. This is the story of Britain…

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