Currently, 10.6% of children and family social workers, one in five nurses, more than one in three doctors and one in six of all NHS staff are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Yet many studies have shown that BAME staff are under-represented in senior roles and experience discrimination in their career.
NHS staff survey data shows that BAME staff are more likely than white staff to experience harassment, bullying or abuse from other staff.
In 2020, BAME staff, communities and health and care services have disproportionately been impacted by COVID-19.
The contribution of BAME staff is not fully represented in mainstream media and society. The National BAME Health & Care Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of BAME staff and support networks from across the health and care fields in making significant improvements in career development support for BAME staff. This includes exceptional initiatives and leadership, and the improvement of services, or access to services for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Join us in celebrating the wonderful achievements of those who have dedicated their lives to serve others. Come and engage, support and network with this sharing and caring community.
Nominations are now open!
Find out more with our guide on nominating yourself or colleagues
Date: Q1 2021 (provisional)
Dress code: Lounge suit/traditional attire
Venue: UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AY
In the interest of the health of the public, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the exact date and format of the BAME Health and Care Awards will be decided following careful monitoring of the pandemic.