The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) is a non-profit making charitable organisation founded in 1978 by a small group of nurses whose vision was to provide support, advice and guidance to the new recruits coming to the UK from Jamaica.
Our membership is diverse and is drawn from Nursing, Midwifery, Health visiting, allied professionals and those who support the organisations' objectives. There is an annual subscription of £30. Student subscription is £10, all fees are paid in January of each year. These fees are reviewed and agreed annually at the Annual General Meeting. Membership is open to individuals over 18 years old who are interested in furthering the objectives of the Charity.
The benefits include receiving support, advice and guidance relating to education, professional and personal issues. NAJ (UK) also provide mentoring and coaching to support development. We promote participation in seminars, conference debates on social health and professional issues. We also encourage networking, sharing knowledge and expertise across diverse communities. There are opportunities to apply for grants and bursuries to assist in members' educational development while providing a social forum for friendship and support.
Our Constitution sets out how the Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) a charitable organisation will be governed. NAJ (UK) will work with members, trustees, patrons and partners to achieve its charitable aims and objects for public benefit. In order to raise funds to advance the objects of NAJ (UK), sponsorship will be sought.
NAJ (UK) is managed by Trustees, a President and an elected Executive Committee nominated by members from each branch. Charitable status was gained in 1998.
Paulette Lewis MBE - President
Charmaine Case - Vice President
Lorna Grant - Executive Treasurer
Sherill Gregory - Executive Secretary
Dorothy Turner - Founder Member
Celia Grandison-Markey BHM
Paulette Lewis MBE
The Jamaica High Commission
Dame Karlene Davis DBD
Reverend Richard Clarke
George Ruddock (Jamaica Gleaner & Voice Group UK)
Professor Tony Leiba
Paulette Simpson (Jamaica National Building Society)
Dr Bishop Joe Aldred
Professor Laura Serrant
"As one of the nine founding members it is a privilege to have shared in a vision to start NAJ (UK) in 1978, which has helped nurses, charities and individuals locally, nationally and internationally"
We hope you can join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0RN
9:00am - 4:00pm
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We invite you to browse our 40 year history which includes health promotion, fundraising and international medical education programmes.