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Joan Pons Laplana


Joan Pons Laplana is a multi award-winning Nurse, a change agent and a Care Maker He is on a mission to turn the healthcare system upside down and empower frontline staff & patients to lead together

Joan is also a Dignity Champion, a Dementia Friend and a PFD Champion. He is involved in promoting Equality and Diversity across all his activities and because of his ongoing commitment to personalised care through inclusive behavior, NHS Employers have awarded him the 2014 .

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Wellbeing and the Pandemic-Embracing our Vulnerability

Hello my name is Joan, I am a senior nurse currently working at the NHS. I am also, according to the nursing times, a well-known activist...

Crossing Divides - behind the scenes at BBC

New Europeans campaigner and NHS nurse Joan Pons Laplana spent a day at the BBC in Salford taking part in a ‘deep listening’ experiment - aimed at bringing people who disagree fundamentally together.   

We can't let hard Brexit destroy our NHS

On 22nd June as celebrities, political leaders, and a thousand friendly faces come together in Leeds on (almost) the three-year anniversary since the referendum.

Speech at East Midlands Change UK rally - Nottingham

Hello my name is Joan and I am a Nurse. After finishing my nursing degree in 1997, I couldn’t find a stable job and I ended up delivering pizzas. I came to the UK in 2000 to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse.

Diversity makes the NHS the best health system in the world

In recent years migrants like me have been constantly accused of bringing the NHS onto its knees. But let me be clear, our NHS would not have been possible without the contribution of migrants. Migrants have played a vital role in the construction of the NHS since its creation.

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