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The NHS is an evidence based organisation and many changes in the service are made as a consequence of robust evidence. People that carry out and complete research in or for the NHS are often overlooked however without them many of the necessary which enables us to improve patient care or improve services. As well as researchers the service needs its policy makers and strategists, people that are able to use research and evidence and turn it into a workable policy that delivers on healthcare and health improvements.

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There are not many senior managers from Asian backgrounds, certainly in Research & Innovation, so Manju very much stands out as an exemplar from a BME back ground, she is a role model for many nurses through her hard work and perseverance. Manju, was the first Indian research nurse at Central Manchester Foundation Trust (now Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and was the first Indian nurse to complete Masters from Manchester University in Nursing and is currently in...

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Dr Ramin Nilforooshan is a consultant psychiatrist, specialising in functional mental health, within the older adults division at Surrey and Borders Partnership, and the Associate Director for Research and Development. Since joining in 2011 Ramin has single-handedly built up the profile of research within the Trust, developing an award winning team that significantly contributes to improving health outcomes for people experiencing mental health issues. The Research and Development team...

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Assistant director of nursing – and the most senior nurse from a BME background in our Trust – Nichole McIntosh has had to climb mountains in order to progress her research journey. The igniting fire for Nichole’s doctoral research was sparked by a patient survey workshop many years ago, when she learned that in a sample of 1250 patients and with reminders, only a small response is considered normal. The single point that stands out for her from the workshop was a comment that ‘patients...

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Amos Burke graduated from Edinburgh University in 1991.  He made an early decision to commit to a career in Paediatrics and Child Health, completing his postgraduate specialist training in the South West of England, where he worked in a wide range of Paediatric sub-specialties and localities, including hospital based General and Acute Paediatrics, Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care, in addition to community paediatrics in inner city areas, child and adolescent psychiatry...

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