Asha Day BEM, CPHVA Executive vice chair, was in attendance at the House of Commons after being invited to celebrate the South Asian Pioneers of the NHS in December.
As the NHS turns 75, Asha, alongside deputy chair of Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Faisal Hussain, were among those recognised as the top 75 prestigious pioneers.
On the day of the event, attendees paid tribute to the remarkable individuals who have shaped the course of healthcare in the UK. Those in attendance included the host Preet Kaur Gill – shadow minister for primary care and public health, and special guests Amanda Pritchard (CEO of NHS England) and Lord Victor Adebowale (Chair of the NHS Confederation).
‘The NHS is a symbol of compassion and inclusivity,’ said Asha. ‘South Asian Pioneers have played a pivotal role in its rich tapestry, driven by dedication and commitment to healing. They not only contribute to the success of the NHS, but also exemplify a diverse and multicultural Britain.
Asha continued: ‘It was a spotlight on the incredible journeys of South Asian pioneers who have reshaped the NHS. These are stories of triumph over adversity, tireless dedication to healthcare, and breaking barriers with profound empathy for patients.’
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