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

This school resource was designed for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students and was inspired by the stories in the Migration Museum’s exhibition Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS.

Since the NHS started 75 years ago, migration has always been central to our national health service. Without workers from all around the world, as doctors, nurses, porters and cleaners, the NHS would not be able to function. This school resource explores four illustrated stories of real NHS workers who migrated to Britain; how and why they came to Britain and the challenges and opportunities they faced when getting here.

This resource was designed and illustrated by Jess Nash:

England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550

Various sets of introductory powerpoints produced for primary and secondary pupils by teachers as part of the teacher scholar programme hosted by University of York and the National Archives. These lessons introduce pupils to the results of the research project into medieval immigration using extensive government records from the time.