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Mary Seacole awards: improving leadership skills and health outcomes

Staff applying for the Mary Seacole awards will have opportunities to develop their leadership skills while improving the health of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
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Staff applying for the Mary Seacole awards will have opportunities to develop their leadership skills while improving the health of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The Mary Seacole awards provide an opportunity for individuals to be recognised for their outstanding work in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Set up in 2004, the awards are funded by Health Education England and made in association with the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, Unison and Unite, with the support of NHS Employers. They are open to nurses, midwives and health visitors in England, and recipients need not come from a BME background.

The awards have a dual purpose. First, they provide funding for specific healthcare projects and activities that can improve health outcomes among people from BME communities. Second, work undertaken for an award is expected to contribute to

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