Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 04:10 pm
On Wednesday 22 November, 2023, EMMS International and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh announced the launch of the inaugural Global Women in Healthcare Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards, which will mark International Women’s Day 2024 by recognising women’s contribution to global healthcare and highlighting the importance of supporting medical academic study across all communities.
Applications are available in four categories: the Dr. Elsie Inglis Award, which recognises a woman who is championing sex equality in the medical profession; the Rising Star Award, for a woman demonstrating potential and dedication to a career in healthcare; the Outstanding Leader Award, for a professional who is supporting other women in their healthcare careers; and the Health Tech Award, for a woman making waves in the health tech industry and paving the way for others to join her.
The applications will be reviewed by a panel of prominent experts, including Dr Linda Bauld OBE, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health in The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish government. Dr Bauld commented: “Women are underrepresented in healthcare leadership. Recognising their contribution and inspiring professionals to follow in their footsteps is key to building resilient health systems.”
The awards are supported by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, whose Licenciates include Dr Elsie Inglis and Dr Annie Wardlaw Jagannadham, and Fellow Dr Isabella Pringle. Professor Andrew Elder, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, expressed his enthusiasm: “These awards will bring together and celebrate the women who are successful in their specialisations across all areas of healthcare and highlight the impact of female leaders on clinical care.”
The awards have been launched by EMMS International, Scotland’s longest-serving, internationally respected healthcare charity. CEO and Director of International Programmes, Dr. Cathy Ratcliff, commented: “Our Healthcare Career Pathways support women to gain healthcare qualifications, reducing the impact of sex inequality while promoting academic study and developing sustainable care for the most vulnerable families.”
The award winners will be announced at the Elsie Inglis Charity Ball at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Saturday 9 March 2024. Full details about the awards and nomination information can be found on the EMMS International website.