THE NHS has celebrated its workforce by holding a special event to mark International Nurses Day.

On Monday, May 13, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust hosted the event at Dudley College, bringing together industry professionals, nursing students and NHS staff to recognise the contributions of nurses.

At the event, long-serving nurse Loraine Priest shared her inspiring stories, and attendees discussed development opportunities with University of Wolverhampton lecturers.

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The event ended on a celebratory note, recognising staff dedication through the 'Above and Beyond' and 'Inspirational Star' awards.

Chief nursing officer Carolyn Green said: "Days like today provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the dedication and expertise of our diverse and highly skilled workforce that makes a difference to our community.

"It has been a privilege to hear stories displaying how impactful and inspiring our nurses are being every day.”