CAHN set to host the very first Black Healthcare Awards in London this July

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    The Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) is pleased to announce a new addition to its calendar this year: the Black Healthcare Awards!

    The Black Healthcare Awards will be the first UK awards ceremony to focus solely on

    healthcare professionals of Black Caribbean and African heritage excelling in their respective fields. Set to be held at the illustrious Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London on Saturday 27th

    July, this prestigious event will honour medics, allied health professionals, nurses, pharmacists and other health and care workers who have established themselves as outstanding in their practice.

    The black-tie evening starts at 6pm and will continue until midnight. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous three-course meal and lively entertainment, including music from a live band. In addition, ample time will be set aside for networking. Chair of CAHN, Dr. Faye Ruddock DL, explains: “Since the NHS’ inception in 1948, Black healthcare staff have been its backbone and continue to be recruited internationally to enable the NHS to deliver on its vision. Indeed, the proportion of health and care workers nationwide who are of Black Caribbean and African descent far outnumbers the percentage of Black people in other professional roles across UK society. We want to recognise the considerable accomplishments and contributions of Black professionals – who often operate in challenging environments — and spotlight them for the great work they do across the healthcare sector.” Faye adds, “It is my hope that our NHS Trusts and other agencies in the sector will support this inaugural celebration.”

    The Black Healthcare Awards are being endorsed by a board of distinguished leaders from the spheres of healthcare, politics and social justice. Acting as patrons for the inaugural awards evening, these include: Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, the UK’s first sickle-cell specialist nurse; Baroness Floella Benjamin, formerly a children’s presenter and now a member of the House of Lords; Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the NHS Confederation; Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, Chair of the Runnymede Trust; and Professor Bola Owolabi,

    Director of the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme at NHS England. The full list of patrons for the Black Healthcare Awards is available on the CAHN website.A 14-week nomination period allowed individuals to recognise their healthcare heroes, including themselves. Shortlisted nominees for the twenty-six awards will be notified by the beginning of July.

    In recent days, CAHN has announced the names of the esteemed judges who will be selecting the recipients of these highly coveted accolades. Tickets are available for the Black Healthcare Awards via this link. Individual tickets cost £150, with guests also given the option of purchasing a table of 10 or filling out a corporate table. Opting for a corporate table grants organisations the exclusive opportunity to have front-row seats, as well as premium placement of their company logo in the high-capacity venue. The very first Black Healthcare Awards promise to make for an exciting and inspiring night.

    Don’t miss your chance to be part of it!

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