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Nominations open for RCN South East's 'Making a Difference' BAME Awards

29 Jul 2020

RCN South East is proud to announce our 'Making a Difference Awards' as part of our Black History Month 2020 celebrations

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We’re getting ready to celebrate Black History Month in October and we need you to help us recognise and reward exceptional individuals as part of our 'Making a Difference Awards'.

Do you know someone who has made a real difference in the delivery of healthcare? The individual you nominate must be from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic nursing community, or have made a real difference on behalf of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic nursing community. We welcome nominations from within and outside the NHS, including agency workers, who work in the South East Region.  

The theme of this year’s celebrations is 'Our Voice, Our Power, Our Presence' so if you’re nominating a colleague, please have a think about how their achievement fits into one of these categories or just tell us why they’re amazing! We’ve provided some ideas of what this could include in the application form below, however we’d really like you to remember that even the smallest of acts can make a massive difference to patients, services and to our colleagues.

This year, because of COVID-19, we’re planning national and regional virtual activities to celebrate the fantastic work going on. For now, please get nominating staff or colleagues you think deserve to be recognised.

Nominate someone who works in the South East Region who:  

  • is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and/or may work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities but this is not essential
  • promotes Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in the course of their work
  • works in a nursing role across bands 2-7, or role equivalent
  • is key to the future of nursing (locally and/or nationally) 
  • is a member of the RCN. 

To nominate

You can find the nomination form here, which includes all the criteria.  Please email your completed forms to

The deadline for nominations is Monday 24 August.

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