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British Medical Association Medal

We are delighted that Mr Rajnesh Nirula, one of our Associate Deans, was awarded a British Medical Association Medal at the BMA Annual Representative meeting in Belfast on Tuesday 25 July 2019.

This is the BMA’s main policy-making body where motions are debated and policies of the BMA agreed, around 500 doctors from all parts of the profession and across the UK gathered to consider and debate key matters of interest to the medical profession.  Only six doctors awarded medals.

Mr Nirulas award was given by Professor Raanan Gillon, President elect of the BMA.  Mr Nirula has been at the forefront of programmes to identify and tackle bullying of SAS (Staff and Associate Specialists) doctors in Wales and a real champion for ethnic diversity. 

Mr Nirula said “I am delighted to receive this award, I have worked to tackle inequalities for doctors of minority ethnic origin and have done so with intention of finding solutions.” 

Prof Push Mangat, Medical Director at HEIW said, “Raj has supported SAS doctors for many years in Wales and the UK.  It goes without saying that we offer huge congratulations to Raj on receiving this award”.



Notes to Editor: 

 Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) was established on 1 October 2018. It is a special health authority within NHS Wales, created by bringing together three key organisations for health: the Wales Deanery; NHS Wales’s Workforce Education and Development Services (WEDS); and the Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE).  

Sitting alongside health boards and trusts, HEIW has a leading role in the education, training, development, and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales. Its key functions include education and training, workforce development and modernisation, leadership development, strategic workforce planning, workforce intelligence, careers, and widening access.   

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