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2009 Mary Seacole awards launched to celebrate leadership and innovation in nursing

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This year’s Mary Seacole awards, which celebrate leadership and innovation in nursing, have been launched by the Department of Health.

The awards are funded by the DH and NHS Employers and are open to nurses, midwives or health visitors in England and provide funding for projects improving leadership and communication skills and developing services for black and minority ethnic communities.

Mary Seacole Leadership Awards are worth £12,500 each and provide the opportunity to undertake a health care project or development activity to enhance patient focused care.

Mary Seacole Development Awards are worth £6,250 each and provide an opportunity to undertake a project or development activity that benefits the health needs of black and minority ethnic communities.

Entry forms are available from the Department of Health website.



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