#FabAwards23PrizeGiving update - VOTE NOW

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The excitement is building as we prepare for the #FabAwards23PrizeGiving event on December 4th.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the #FabAwards23 and preparations are well underway.


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The gentlemen have been a wonderful warm up act!

We are pleased to announce our invited guest and award presenters:

Prof Alison Leary  PhD RN FRCN is a Senior Consultant at the World Health Organisation, Human Resources for Health, and the Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling at London South Bank University and  undertakes projects around the modelling of complex systems in healthcare. Her interests are in the complexity of healthcare, mathematical models and data science.

She is a registered nurse and is particularly interested in specialist and advanced practice.

You can watch this recent presentation in which Prof Leary explores the need to think differently about nursing workforce challenges.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE  Chief Executive of the Queens Nursing Institute

Crystal worked in the NHS for 18 years, the majority of which was in the field of community nursing, working with some of the most deprived communities in west London. She has a passion for learning, teaching and research to support best practice and in 1994 joined Buckinghamshire New University as a senior lecturer, to develop a variety of community nursing programmes.

Crystal enjoyed an academic career for a further 18 years, completing her Higher Education career as Dean of Enterprise and Business Management in the Faculty of Society & Health, where her role included the development of partnerships with external agencies to promote research and assist in workforce development.

She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017 for services to community nursing and her leadership of the QNI.

Nichole McIntosh FRSA, RN

Nichole is a senior nurse who is passionate about authentically and strategically leading the provision of high-quality patient care for all and supporting staff to develop professionally and progress in their healthcare careers. Nichole is currently the Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery at HEE in London. In this role, she works closely with partners including healthcare providers and higher education institutions across London to educate, develop and sustain a world class nursing and midwifery workforce that is fit for the 21st century and beyond.  Nichole is also a poet, digital broadcaster, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and editorial advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s nursing management journal. Nichole is passionate about lifting as she rises and, to this end, mentors students and nurses from diverse backgrounds to assist them to progress in their careers. 

Nichole is a first-generation immigrant from Jamaica and is immensely proud of her maroon heritage. She launched her Maroon Mindset podcast in 2019 and it was named as one of the best 15 UK nursing podcasts to follow in 2023 for the third consecutive year as well as one of the best 20 UK motivational podcasts in 2021.

Nichole was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in 2019 in recognition of her contribution to nursing as well as her achievements in championing the benefits of diversity and inspiring others to achieve their goals using a range of mediums.

You can watch Nichole in action at a recent FabTalks .......

Professor Jane Cummings CBE is a former Chief Nursing Officer for England.  Jane developed and published the 6C's of Nursing - a set of core values and expectations of registered nurses in the UK. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2019 for services to Nursing and the NHS. 

Jane Chairs the RCN Foundation Board and had a key role in the setting up of a subsidiary charity Covid-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA), created in 2020 thanks to a £5 million donation from TikTok to provide grants to healthcare workers most affected by COVID-19, directly supporting over 10,800 people. Overall, CHSA's approach effectively delivered funding to reach beneficiaries through quick decision-making, proactive partner search, risk-taking with emerging organizations, clear criteria, a simplified application process, and forums for collaboration. You can read the full report here.

Jane is a longtime supporter of the FabAwards and we are thrilled that she will be with us again this year - it just wouldn't be the same without her.

Guests and Award presenters

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu - OM DBE FRCN -  Nurse, lecturer, educator, leader and Emeritus Professor of Nursing

In 1979 Dame Elizabeth became the UK's first sickle-cell and thalassemia nurse specialist, helping establish the Brent Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Counselling centre. In 1997 Elizabeth was appointed as Dean of the School of Adult Nursing and Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. In 1999 she established and was Head of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice until her retirement in 2007, 

When asked what inspires her keep going?  Dame Elizabeth replied “Seeing the improvements that have happened so far. But I’m not satisfied until other gaps in service for BME patients and health professionals are addressed.”

Dr Phil Hammond; doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian. 

He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent campaigning for patient empowerment, open data in healthcare and for the NHS to be honest and transparent about the harm it causes as well as the good it does. 

Phil has attended many FabAward Shows and supports the sharing of best practice (and celebrating!), but don't worry he probably WILL drop a clanger or two!

Prof Brian Dolan OBE - Leader, Speaker, Author, Nurse
As nursing leader with over 30 years experience in international health care environments, Brian has a track record of delivering results and communicating with influence. The success of the #EndPJParalysis Movement demonstrates the impact of his engaging leadership style and he is living proof of the power of kissing the Blarney stone! 

We are thrilled that Brian will be joining us.

You can watch Brian in action at a recent FabTalks .......

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