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‘Bouquets of Success’ a talk given by Dr Venetia Brown, Middlesex University.

Dr Venetia Brown

Welcome to a series of quarterly talks on current nursing issues. The first one is a pre-recorded talk given by Dr Venetia Brown, Middlesex University. Venetia trained at UCH between 1983 and 1986. She is currently Director of Programmes (Nursing) leading on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Co-Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery.

The talk was part of a series of talks on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Group leadership in nursing and midwifery at Middlesex University in early 2020. As you will see it’s a video from a talk entitled ‘Bouquets of Success’ from a series where the Department of Nursing and Midwifery invited leaders in nursing and midwifery to talk to our student body about how they succeeded as leaders in the NHS.

Dr Venetia Brown with fellow nurses

Much of what Venetia says is challenging as she describes how she encountered racism in her childhood and early nursing career. The students who attended found it inspiring. We hope you do too.

You might also find the article Reflections on whiteness: racialised Identities in nursing interesting after listening to Venetia. This describes one white nurse’s journey to recognising racism and her role in a racist nursing system.

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