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Document: Nursing recruitment poster from 1964-1973 (INF 13/238 (18))


This poster from 1964-1973 encourages viewers with the catchy tagline: 'People remember Nurses'. Since the 1930s, demand for nurses has grown steadily, especially after the creation of the NHS in 1948. What kind of recruitment tactics does this poster use?

Our newest online lesson explores the recruitment and role of African nurses in the British health services:

After the Second World War, African citizens from Nigeria and the Gold Coast (Ghana) and West Indian citizens as part of the Windrush Caribbean migration came to Britain to assist with the growing staffing crisis across the healthcare professions. This came a time when immigration laws were becoming increasing stricter in the 1960s and 1970s. What does this poster suggest about the recruitment of nurses?

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