Pilot scheme launched to encourage more Asians into nursing and midwifery


By Reena Kumar A NEW pilot scheme in Luton is hoping to encourage more south Asians to enter into careers in midwifery and nursing. Dr Nasreen Ali, senior research fellow at the Institute for Health Research, at the University of Bedfordshire, told Eastern Eye that perceptions and knowledge of the two professions needed to be improved among the Asian community as well as perceptions towards its status. She has been leading an outreach programme where she has been joined by members of her team who are going out into the community and speaking to current and prospective students, and course…

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