BACCN Webinars

PAST EVENT: Creating an inclusive culture for Ethnic Minorities in critical care

Date:  26th August 2020 7pm

BACCN Facilitators – Nicki Credland & Colette Laws Chapman

BAME nurses are underrepresented in the NHS & specifically in senior positions, we also know they are underrepresented in our National Board and Regional Committees

In this webinar Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Professor of Nursing UWL. Professor Calvin Moorley, LSBU and Nordeya Gilbert, Practice Development Nurse, GSTT led a discussion on how we can start the conversations around race inclusivity in critical care

List of invited speakers

  • Dame Elizabeth Aanionwu - Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.  In 1979 she set up the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counselling service, based in Brent.  Elizabeth then became a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the University College London’s Institute of Child Health.  Prior to retirement in 2007, she was Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies & Professor of Nursing at University of West London (UWL), before establishing the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice, also at UWL.  Elizabeth was awarded a CBE in 2001 for services to nursing and became a Dame in 2017 when awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal. In 2019 she was awarded a Pride Of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Professor Calvin Moorley -Dr Moorley is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing and has an academic background in public health and health promotion. He is a registered nurse (Adult) and practices in intensive care therapy. His research focuses on the interplay of gender, culture ethnicity and health. He is also holder of the Mary Seacole Award for Leadership in Nursing
  • Nordeya Gilbert - Nordeya migrated from Jamaica and graduated from Hertfordshire University as a Registered General Nurse. She has over 16 years’ experience in Clinical Practice and specialised as an Intensive Care Nurse. Nordeya is currently an Intensive Care Practice Development Nurse at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, her role is to improve care for patients by developing clinical practice. Her passion for supporting and developing others shows in her work to achieve excellence in patient care.

Topics for discussion:

  • What have been your experiences and how have you overcome them?
  • What would you like to see in the future?
  • Leadership representation – what are the issues and possible solutions
  • Committee representation – how can we engage

What are your thoughts on:

  • Developing BAME leaders
  • Mentorship / reverse mentorship for all
  • Unconscious bias / other training  
  • How we teach to reflect BAME – eg manikins, / bruising
  • BACCN having an equality & diversity and inclusion lead
  • How BACCN can use social medical to influence