We are pleased to annouce our BAME Award 2020 winner is Le'Asha Gabriel-Richards, Senior Staff nurse, Critical Care Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Foundation NHS Trust: Skin care and Hair maintenance in BAME community within the critical care unit.

The BACCN National board have been working hard, exploring ways to increase engagement with nurses from a Back, Asian or Minority Ethnicity (BAME) and to improve BAME representation at both a regional and national level. The BAME project award is one of several initiatives underway. The BAME award offers £2000 to a health care professional from a BAME background to undertake a project on a BAME issue in critical care. We were delighted to receive so many applications covering a range of important issues.

Le’Asha’s project was chosen as it focuses on an important and fundamental nursing care issue. Her project will evaluate the impact of teaching nurses how to care for critically ill BAME patients’ skin and hair. Le’Asha has agreed to work with the BACCN to record an Espresso teaching session that will be shared with all BACCN members. Well done Le’Asha! We look forward to seeing you in Belfast next year and hearing your experience.

Suzanne Bench

BACCN National Secretary



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