BACCN Ethnic Minority Funding Award

BACCN ETHNIC MINORITY FUNDING: Invitation for critical care professionals from an ethnic minority to apply for funding for a work project

As part of our on-going commitment to support all our critical care workforce, the BACCN would like to invite critical care health care professionals from an ethnic minority background for an award of up to £2000 to support a work project relating to an ethnic minority issue in critical care. This call is for BACCN members and non-members, working in UK. Successful applicants will receive one year’s free membership to the BACCN, if they are not already members.

The project may be a research, service evaluation, quality improvement project or an audit relating to a ethnic minority issue in critical care in the UK. The project may focus on patients, their families, staff, or other organisational issues. The project must align with the mission of the BACCN. Applications will be anonymously evaluated against the mission statement and the feasibility and quality of the project proposal. 

Please find details of how to apply HERE

Please refer to the Research Governance Policy HERE

Applications for 2023 are open with a deadline of July 31 2023.  Winners will be announced in September.


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We are pleased to announce the 2022 winner of the ethnic minority grant is Nikki Yun, ICU Senior Staff Nurse/ ICU Research Nurse at St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nicki will undertake a narrative analysis project exploring the experience of nurses from an ethnic minority group working in the intensive care unit.

Well done Nikki and we look forward to seeing the results! 



Our 2021 winner of the ethnic minority grant was Jasminara (Jas) Ali, Clinical Development Nurse, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. 

Jas was awarded the grant to create an Ethnic Minority and Cultural Awareness Group in Critical Care to develop a variety of educational resources and run some cultural awareness events throughout the year. Jas's project was chosen as her innovative ideas, aimed to create a positive and inclusive critical care environment, to benefit both patients and staff.  Read her report HERE


Ethnic Hair and Skin Care in Critical Care: Part One


Ethnic Hair and Skin Care in Critical Care: Part Two


Ethnic Hair Brief Tutorial


Our 2020 winner was Le'Asha Gabriel-Richards, Senior Staff nurse, Critical Care Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Foundation NHS Trust: Skin care and Hair maintenance in an ethnic minority community within the critical care unit.

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 ethnic minority patients’ skin and hair. See Le’Asha's teaching session above. Well done Le’Asha! 

Suzanne Bench
BACCN National Secretary


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