It was a huge surprise & honour to be interviewed by Lauren Laverne for Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 that was broadcast on the 31st May 2020! Please use the link above the photo to listen to the programme and to discover my 8 chosen tracks as well as the luxury I picked… Continue reading Desert Island Discs
The Fawcett Society invited me to write this blog about the experience of self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic – click here to read.
Here’s a summary of the wonderful events and honours that came my way in 2019 – my huge thanks to all the organisations who presented me with awards, I still can’t quite believe it all happened! Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Janet Jackson With daughter Azuka and granddaughter Rhianne Honorary Doctorate Degrees… Continue reading 2019 – what a year! Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award & 4 Honorary Doctorate Degrees
So proud that my actor nephew Charles Venn managed to reached the Quarter-Finals of Strictly Come Dancing! Here I am with him at Elstree Studios congratulating him after he had succeeded in going on to Blackpool on Saturday 17th November 2018. Proud Auntie!
A tweet I posted in the days leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service unexpectedly went viral and also attracted a great deal of media attention! Click here for an example from ITV News.
I was thrilled to have been chosen to receive the British Journal of Nursing 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at a dazzling ceremony on the 9th March. It was compered by Paul Sinha, comedian, former GP and one of the stars of The Chase television programme. Ian Peate, the BJN Editor-in-Chief, presented the award.
I was delighted to have been invited to take part in the University of West London’s Public Lecture Series. My presentation was entitled ‘Born in shame but became a Dame’ and was well received by a very enthusiastic audience from the public together with students and staff from the university.
I was very honoured to have been awarded a Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI) on 30th October 2017.
My sincere thanks to the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK (NNCA UK) for the Lifetime Achievement Award they presented to me on the 23rd June 2017.
Many thanks for all the congratulations I have received on becoming a Dame in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List!