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.

The NAJ (UK) Board

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

Executive Committee


Celia Grandison-Markey BHM
Annette Wallace
Pearline Simon
Margaret Moore
Charmaine Case
Paulette Lewis MBE
Sherill Gregory
Lyrell McNish
Dorothy Turner

The Patrons


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"


Events to Celebrate our 40th Anniversary

We hope you can join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

40th Anniversary Concert

Bishop Thomas Grant School
Belltrees Grove
London SW16 2HY

Time: 5:00pm (Doors open at 4:00pm)

Special guest "Ruth Brown" from the Voice UK

Tickets prices: Adults £18.00 and Children £6:00

To purchase tickets please call
Paulette +44 (0)7950 496 667
Lurlee +44 (0)7903 819 379
Pauline +44 (0)7944 328 199

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Annual General Meeting

Time: 11:00am

Tally Ho Conference Centre
Pershore Road
Birmingham B5 7RN


Gala Dinner and Dance

Venue: Wandsworth Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London SW18 2PU

6:00pm Reception drinks
8:00pm Dinner

Raffle tickets now available with prizes donated by The Victoria Mutual Building Society

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London Branch

Chair: Pearline Simon


Birmingham Branch

Chair: Celia Grandison-Markey