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“Because disabled children and adults deserve the same from life as you and me”

I am delighted to nominate Kashmira for the Clinical Excellence Award.

 

Having gained her Physiotherapy qualification in India, Kashmira arrived in the UK in 2003 and immediately started voluntary work with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Additionally she worked as a Dentist’s assistant and later as an office administrator before securing a job as a Neuro Physiotherapist, working 6 days a week to enable her to continue her voluntary work.

 

 

 

While visiting family in India, she found out that a young man was condemned to bed for the rest of his life as a result of a spinal cord injury sustained in a road traffic accident. She was asked not to raise his hopes unnecessarily as the lack of rehab and infrastructure facilities meant that there was no hope. This left a lasting impact on her mind and she came to realise what a blessing the NHS is.

 

 

 

Kashmira went on to specialise in Posture and Wheelchair Mobility in the NHS. It was in this role that she got a real understanding of the problems faced by disabled adults, children and their families. They face constant battles on various fronts, on matters an able bodied person would take for granted. Funding constraints in the NHS mean stricter criteria for the provision of service to patients, adding to the difficulties already faced by patients. She put a process in place whereby patients who do not meet the criteria for provision of wheelchair are provided with an information pack to help them source equipment via private or charity funding, making the journey a little easier.

 

 

 

Historic under funding of the Wheelchair Service had led to prolonged waiting times which impacted on patient care. Kashmira became actively involved in securing additional funding which helped to improving staffing levels and reduce waiting times in the East of Berkshire.

 

 

 

Her passion for improving the quality of patient care led her to bring about positive changes in the form of collaborative working with other teams including Children’s Services, Tissue Viability, Community Nursing, Adult Community Learning Disability, Palliative Care Team etc. which has enhanced patient experience.

 

 

Kashmira carried out a Quality Improvement Project on the prevention of pressure ulcers amongst wheelchair users in the community. The aim was prevention and early intervention to avoid unnecessary and costlier episodes of care later on.

 

 

 

 

Kashmira has a keen interest in supporting fellow NHS workers and has been involved in establishing the BME Staff network at her local trust and is an active member of the BME Staff Network Committee.  

 

Currently Kashmira serves as the Lead Clinician alongside being a full time mum to boys aged 11 and 6 and is an active member of Governing Body of a local school with special interest in children with Special Educational Needs.

 

Abrar Hussain

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Laxman Khade May 6, 2018

Kashmira is very passionate about supporting those with special needs and makes a big difference to their lives. Keep up the good work.

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Devina Devalekar May 6, 2018

Well done Kashmira. Very proud of your achievement

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Ashish Hemade May 7, 2018

Well done kashmira, we admire the spirit of relentless service provided throughout your career.

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Falguni Jain May 7, 2018

I have known Kashmira through NHS and appreciate her dedicated work and relentless service significantly.

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Saurabh Andhale May 8, 2018

Occupational therapists work with injured, ill or disabled people. And very hard task to handle such patients but you doing Most patients suffer from mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling conditions. Patients usually have difficulty performing tasks needed for daily life and work. Occupational therapists lead their patients therapeutically through everyday activities. Salute for your work and efforts!!!!

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Lalit Sangle May 7, 2018

Her hard work, determination, concentration towards her patients' care is commendable.

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Pratibha Sangle May 7, 2018

Well done Kashmira we are proud of you for your achievements

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Saurabh Andhale May 8, 2018

Occupational therapists work with injured, ill or disabled people. And very hard task to handle such patients but you doing Most patients suffer from mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling conditions. Patients usually have difficulty performing tasks needed for daily life and work. Occupational therapists lead their patients therapeutically through everyday activities. Salute for your work and efforts!!!!

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Asha Hemade May 8, 2018

Well Done Kashmira we are very proud of you ,keep up the good work.

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Nayana Pansare May 8, 2018

Nivedita great job

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Magda Nowak May 8, 2018

Well done Kashmira, well deserved for your hard work and dedication!

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Liz Buckle May 8, 2018

Well done Kashmira!

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Sarah Ewers May 8, 2018

A well deserved nomination for a caring and passionate individual. You should be very proud of your achievement. Well done Kashmira

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collette mcloughlin May 8, 2018

Well done Kashmira, well deserved, you make a difference everyday to people lives.

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Sunanda Patil May 8, 2018

Proud of you dear Nivedita. Your hard work, dedication and compassion makes you reach the top. Lots of love n best wishes to you.

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Smita Wankhade May 8, 2018

Very proud of you dear Nivedita. May you shine always. May your hard work and dedication take you to great hights

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sheila biddiscombe May 8, 2018

I have worked with Kashmira for over 11 years at the Mobility Service and have seen first hand the commitment and passion she has to make a difference and improve our patients daily lives. Well done Kashmira!

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Parag Darade May 8, 2018

So proud of you Kashmira! Making us and India proud :)

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Alka Darade May 8, 2018

Keep making us proud Kashmira. All the best.

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Vrushali Sangle May 8, 2018

Well done Kashmira Didi. You have made us all so proud and ensured humanity still exists. You are a bright feather in NHS's hat!!!

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Gaurav May 8, 2018

Truly amazing work by you Kashmira didi. You have made entire human race proud today. Keep up the good work and let more and more people feel this care and affection

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Isha Desai May 8, 2018

We are proud of you dear. Keep it up

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Varsha8777 May 8, 2018

We are so proud of your healthcare services. This shows your dedication and commitment towards human care.

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Ketaki Sangle May 8, 2018

Congrats on the nominations Di, great going! happy and proud

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Pradipkumar Sangle May 8, 2018

Kashmira all the best for the good work you are doing for humanity. I congratulate you for this nomination wholeheartedly. This nomination itself is a big honour itself.

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Ajay Ugalmugle May 8, 2018

Commendable efforts... Keep it up

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Meena Sangale May 9, 2018

Salute to your hard work and integrity towards service for physically disabled.

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Akshay Ghuge May 9, 2018

Amazing!! Keep up the good work Kashmira..

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Chhavi Chagger May 9, 2018

A very well deserved recognition! Good luck.

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Nathalie Zacharias May 9, 2018

Kashmira always puts her patients first

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R Hemade May 9, 2018

Very proud of your achievements, well done Nivedita!

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R R Hemade May 9, 2018

Keep up the great work!

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K Jhala May 9, 2018

Congratulations on your nomination, well done Nivedita.

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P Jhala May 9, 2018

Well done, keep up the good work. God Bless You!

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Edgar Pellaso May 9, 2018

Edgar Pellaso
Kashmira well deserve to be nominated and I'm very proud to be one of her team.

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Jini Cherian May 9, 2018

A very well deserved recognition for a hard working and passionate person

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Saurabh Andhale May 10, 2018

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Madhavi May 10, 2018

So proud of you Kashmira! Heartiest congratulations for your nomination

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Sheetal May 10, 2018

Amazing work Kashmira , so proud of you

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Tejas Karad May 10, 2018

It is my pleasure to second the nomination of Kashmira for NHS National award. It has been a privilege to know this brilliant and dedicated professional and humanitarian.

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Tejas Karad May 10, 2018

It is my pleasure to second the nomination of Kashmira for NHS National award. It has been a privilege to know this brilliant and dedicated professional and humanitarian.

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Prashant Khedkar May 11, 2018

Congratulations best wishes for work... Ref. Kailas gite

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Kailas Gite May 11, 2018

Best wishes for you ...

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pratik dhumal May 11, 2018

hard worker.

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pratik dhumal May 11, 2018

best wishes for you

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Amit Kumar May 11, 2018

Well done Kashmira !!!

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Nolan Victory May 11, 2018

Very well done Kashmira

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Nolan Victory May 11, 2018

Well done Kashmira

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Nolan Victory May 11, 2018

An impressive journey and story. Well done Kashmira

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Sandeep Nalage May 11, 2018

Good work

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Pachaiappan Anand May 11, 2018

Best wishes Kashmira!! Well done

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Geetanjali May 11, 2018

Your sense of humour, presence of mind, ability to analyse situation and implementing good practice at work with tremendous enthusiasm and your approachable personality are few qualities that sets you apart from others. Congratulations, you are a joy to be with, always!!!

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