We gathered the testimonies of 40 individuals of Asian descent  for this project. These NHS staff have worked as GPs, dentists, consultants, midwives, social workers and speech therapists and while many are approaching retirement, others, who came in the very early years, have been enjoying their retirement for some time. All of these individuals remain active in their local communities, some in NHS Trusts and others with families and friends. Their stories, however, began far from the UK – in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Singapore, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Here we introduce their testimonies, their journeys and their experiences, which have helped to shape the NHS as we know it today.