HSJ Inspirational Women 2014

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The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has published its second celebration of health care's most inspirational female leaders – those driving transformational change within the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Three of The King’s Fund’s staff were recognised for their work.

Vijaya Nath, Assistant Director, Leadership Development

' "Vijaya Nath, in recognition of commitment and devotion to leadership development in the NHS." So opened one of the several nominations we received for the assistant director leadership at The King's Fund, and there are likely few better summaries of her contribution to healthcare. Our judges were particularly impressed with her commitment to helping other women succeed in the NHS: she is the co-director of the fund's Athena programme for female executives.'

As well as the Athena programme, Vijaya directs the Senior clinical leaders programme, Seattle study tour and Personal impact and influence programme.

Mandip Kaur, Programme Manager, Leadership Development 

'One of those nominating Mandip described her as an emerging female leader in healthcare and, indeed, she has only been working at The King's Fund since April 2013. Even so, she is already said to be vocal and passionate about ensuring that women from minority ethnic backgrounds have access to the full range of opportunities in the NHS.'

Mandip co-directs the Emerging clinical leaders programme.

Jocelyn Cornwell, Founder and Director, The Point of Care Foundation and Senior Fellow at the Fund 

'It is only a year since Jocelyn established The Point of Care Foundation to further work she had begun at The King's Fund. Yet the introduction of "Schwartz Center Rounds" to almost 70 UK healthcare organisations means the foundation already has significant success of which to boast. The rounds give healthcare staff a regularly scheduled time to discuss the emotional issues that arise in caring for patients, helping to fulfil the foundation’s aim of increasing support for staff.'