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Contributing towards improving health inequalities - Sponsored by Public Health England

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This category celebrates influencers, campaigners and trail blazers in organisations inside and outside of the NHS that have contributed to improving and closing the gap on health inequalities in our communities. They might work in the NHS, PHE, third or private sector; however their work will have had a positive impact and effect on health inequalities in society.

There are five people shortlisted in this category due to an equal number of votes for two nominations.


  • 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. Andy Williams
    277 pts
  2. lakhvir rellon
    203 pts
  3. Ranjit Senghera
    187 pts
  4. Lauren Summers
    134 pts
  5. Georgie Agass
    131 pts

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I am nominating Permjeet Dhoot for this Award, as I believe that Permjeet is an amazing leader, who for over 20 years has worked across the NHS and local government to improve how public health works to engage effectively with the diverse communities it services. Permjeet is an amazing champion for race equality in mental health care and areas such as working to ensure the voice of those groups facing the starkest of health inequalities in our society are heard, represented and...

Ranjit Senghera
by Ranjit Senghera
1 Votes
Comments 1
Ranjit Senghera
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As mother and daughter Beatrice Akyeampong and Dr Vanessa Apea (nee Akyeampong) share many things in common but chief among them is their passionate work around reducing health inequality.  Beatrice came to the UK from Ghana in 1967 to study nursing at Medway Hospital. Her nursing career took her to Bishop Stortford and Chadwell Heath before settling at King George Hospital where she enjoyed a long and successful nursing career driven by the want to ensure equitable access to care for all...

Andy Williams
by Andy Williams
2 Votes
Comments 14
Andy Williams
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Aboo has made a real difference to lives of local people. He role models our Trust values and is incredibly committed and passionate about his work and improving health inequalities.   Aboo began his work with the NHS as a Community Development Worker, which included him using interpreting skills – one of the first people to do so in Kirklees. This gave a voice to members of the local BME community who were unable to communicate.   He was instrumental in starting...

Lauren Summers
by Lauren Summers
3 Votes
Comments 6
Lauren Summers
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North Mid’s named midwife for safeguarding Chantel Palmer is the megaphone making sure the voice of the unborn or newborn is consistently heard amid the cacophony of competing calls. Our Trust serves an area of London that thrives with both diversity and a high birth rate. Our area also faces numerous challenges associated with deprivation and some very vulnerable populations, including substance misuse, trafficking, exploitation and FGM. Working in a small safeguarding team that...

Georgie Agass
by Georgie Agass
0 Votes
Comments 8
Georgie Agass
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  I nominate Beresford Dawkins, Community Development Lead at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He has an infectious “can do” approach and involves a diverse range of people in everything he does. He is committed to co-production and ensures that people with lived experience of mental ill health and their families and carers are involved alongside staff and community members in work to tackle health inequalities and destigmatise mental illness. He led the work on...

lakhvir rellon
by lakhvir rellon
1 Votes
Comments 16
lakhvir rellon
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