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Chief Nurse recognised in HSJ 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health

Date: 08/10/2021 | Category: News 2021

Chief Nurse Karen Bonner has been recognised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) as one of the 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health:

“Karen Bonner has been at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust for just over a year – one of only a handful of Black and minority ethnic nurses working at executive level in acute trusts – but has had around 25 years’ experience as a nurse, working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust as a divisional director of nursing and as corporate head of nursing at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, among other roles.

She has an MSc in advanced practice leadership from King’s College, London, and was on the NHS Leadership Academy’s Nye Bevan programme for aspirant directors. She has been a trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust and remains a member of the Workforce Race Equality Standard advisory group.

She has urged leaders to ‘own’ their discomfort in talking about race as they seek to understand how to tackle inequalities.”

The full article is available to read on the HSJ website (log in required).