The awards were first established in 1994, in honour of Mary Seacole who made an outstanding contribution to nursing during the 19th century.
Awards were handed out to five health care professionals who have been recognised for their contribution to the health of black and ethnic minority communities.
Mary Seacole Steering Group Committee Chair and Professional Policy Advisor for the RCM, Janet Fyle said: “These awards pay tribute Mary Seacole and acknowledge her hard work and outstanding contribution to the healthcare profession. Today the high quality work and dedication of these five awardees will be celebrated. Their dedication to improving care and outcomes for BME patients is inspiring and cannot be underestimated.”
Winners of the Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards
Gergana Nikolova – Senior Midwife, Frimley Health and NHS foundation Trust.
Project: Online Antenatal and Postnatal Education Program.
Raj Adgopul – Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, VH Doctors Limited
Project: UK care pathway App
Joanne McEwan – Health Visitor, Oxford Health NHS FT
Project: Protect and Prevent Girls from female genital mutilation; an App to assist health professionals in practice.
Judith Ormrod – Lecturer (Nursing) at School of Nursing, University of Manchester
Project: Increasing the knowledge and competency of student nurses to provide culturally competent care to clients who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing FGM/C
Aissa Edon – Community Midwife Team Leader, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust
Project: What are the psychological and psychosexual needs of women who have undergone FGM in the UK?
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