Applications for the Mary Seacole Awards are now being accepted for the 2017/18 award year.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of nurses, midwives and health visitors in England within the black and minority ethnic (BME) community.
Award-winners will receive the opportunity to develop and undertake specific health care projects that benefit the (BME) community.
The awards are funded by Health Education England and awarded in association with The Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Unison and Unite from NHS employers.
Applications are being accepted for the leadership award, development award and a combined leadership and development award.
Applications can be found here.
The closing date for applications is Friday 5 May 2017.
Applicants will have the opportunity to find out more about the awards and ask questions at two pre-application workshops on Thursday 23 March 2017 and Tuesday 28 March 2017.
Mary Seacole was a Jamaican Scottish nurse and businesswoman who was celebrated in the Victorian era for her bravery in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War.
Last year’s winners were research and teaching associate (mental health) at the University of Nottingham, Ada Hui, senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich, Deborah Isaac and senior lecturer on mental health nursing at Liverpool John Moores University, Philomene Umawaliya.
For more information about the Mary Seacole Awards, please visit the NHS Employers website here.
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