22 / 9 / 2014 8.24am
We are working with the HSJ and NHS Leadership academy to celebrate and find professionals from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare.
These pioneers will be people from BME backgrounds who are inspiring others and helping to shape and deliver excellent care for all. Nominees can be working across health and social care, and at all levels, and can be from a clinical or non-clinical background – we want to identify and celebrate people you are proud to work with and who inspire you.
We are particularly looking for people who you believe meet two or more of the following criteria:
- Benefit: how has this individual’s work benefited patients? To what extent have his or her efforts helped enhance access to and/or the quality of care?
- Influence: to what extent has the individual been a game changer in his or her organisation, or more widely?
- Leadership: to what extent has this individual created a platform for others? Has he or she enabled greater numbers of BME staff to take up roles at all levels of the health sector?
- Inclusivity: to what extent is the individual having a long term impact on the debate around inclusivity within the health sector?
The closing date for nominations is 26 September. A panel of expert judges will decide on the final list, which will appear online and in print in HSJ during November.