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BME inspirational leader – Sponsored by NHS Improvement


This category will celebrate people who – through their exceptional leadership, passion and outstanding abilities – are helping to create and deliver change.

It is much more than personal endeavours. It recognises an individual who champions the work they do, influence developments and changes within their area of work at a service, policy or educational level, inspiring people from their own sphere of influence and people outside it.

  • Nominations should be no longer than 500 words
  • Include the name of the nominee
  • You can nominate people from 1948 - 2018
  • Why are you nominating this person?
  • Questions to help your submission:
    Evidence of their accomplishments? – E.g. detail the achievements, breakthroughs and other improvements they might have made.
    What was the improvement? – Detail how this improvement was sustained and or developed further, shared with others locally, regionally or nationally.
    Who has benefitted? – detail how patients, communities and or colleagues have benefitted through the nominees actions. Particularly highlighting the positive impact made, Include particular groups where applicable, and to what extent.
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  1. Tigist Teferi
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Banji is the Associate Director Inclusion at Barts Health. Banji works tirelessly for the Barts Health NHS Trust Equality and Inclusion (E&I) agenda. Everybody references Banji on all matters for E&I, from the Band 2 wanting advice to the CEO wanting information, Banji is always available and will answer with a reassuring smile. Banji has set up the award winning Career Development Programme for ethnic minority & female staff, the Staff Diversity Network groups, the Listening...

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Dr Jag Ahluwalia moved with his family from India to the UK as a young child.    Throughout his life and career he has consistently demonstrated personal qualities and attributes which have been and continue to be a significant asset to the UK generally and to the NHS and healthcare specifically.  He is wholly committed to the wider NHS and to the pursuit of excellence.  He has very strong people skills, in particular in listening, diplomacy and negotiation.  He is demonstrably fair and...

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Dr Sinha is always curious about how to improve services and patient care, making sure that his behaviour reflects the principles and values of NHS. He always tries to understand the underlying emotions that might affect his team, care for team members as individual, helping them focusing their energy on delivering a great service that results in care for patients. He always manages to convey a vivid and attractive picture of what everyone is working towards in a clear, consistent and...

Magda Marcowska
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A recent graduate of the 'Ready Now' Programme, Edith is a truly inspirational leader.  She has a great passion for equality and dedicates much time and effort to developing this in additional to her 'day job' as a social worker.  She shows great leadership, drive, enthusiasm and creativity in relation to her role as BAME Staff Network Lead.   Edith has been most generous in her willingness to share materials, ideas and learning from initiatives undertaken and also in sharing her expansive...

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