WINNER: The Shuri Network and Health Education England: Supporting BAME Women in Digital Health

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The Shuri Network is the first NHS and care network of BAME women in digital health. With over 1,550 members, it celebrates difference and diversity in digital health, challenges the system to take action and support women from ethnic minorities to succeed in their careers. It champions safety, innovation and diversity and is supported by Health Education England. It has had a significant impact, as evidenced by the growing number of its members in senior leadership positions, its 75 Shuri Fellows, innovative programmes, feedback from members and partnerships with allies including NHSX, NHS Digital and NHS England.

Read a detailed case study on this project on HSJ Solutions.

Highly commended: South East Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement: Turning the Tide on Racial Inequalities


  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Healthier Together Partnership Vaccination Programme: Maximising Covid-19 Vaccination Uptake in a Diverse Population
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust: Advancing Race Equality via the Black Asian Minority Ethnic Staff Network
  • Healthier Futures Black Country and West Birmingham: Community Inclusion Team
  • Surrey Heartlands ICS: BAME Alliance
  • Sussex Health and Care Partnership: Sussex BAME Locally Commissioned Service
  • Sussex Health and Care Partnership: Sussex BAME Disparity Response Programme
  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: Tackling Inequalities Related to Ethnicity for Colleagues and Communities