Celebrating Black History Month

Over the coming month, we will be sharing content, events and articles, from across our partner organisations, to celebrate the achievements of our black colleagues and communities.

Black history monthBlack History Month takes place each October and is a time to celebrate the culture and histories of our black communities. It was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to our society and communities, over many generations. It continues to be a time to mark the contributions, culture, history and achievements of black people in the UK.

King's Health Partners is a global pioneer that was made in south east London. Across our six boroughs we have 1.9 million residents. The number of people identifying as Black, Asian and minority ethnic ranges across boroughs from 19% in Bromley to 46% in Lewisham. 6.1% of staff in the NHS in the UK identify as being from a black background.

The diversity of our local communities, our own staff and students is something we are proud of at King’s Health Partners. Acknowledging and understanding our people’s backgrounds, experiences and contributions to our communities, services, and healthcare systems is a central part of our role.

Over the coming month, we will be sharing content, events and articles, from across our partner organisations – King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts – to celebrate the achievements of our black colleagues past, present and future.

For more information on Black History Month, visit the NHS Employers website.

For staff and students across King's Health Partners, visit your intranet pages to find out the latest news, events and activities for Black History Month. Please note - you'll only be able to access the links below on your work devices: