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JOB: Project Manager (One year fixed-term contract)

The BME Health Forum is looking to recruit an experienced project manager with engagement experience to manage several of our projects and to organise public meetings to support engagement between the NHS and BME communities.

Application deadline: Wednesday 23rd September 2020


Videos about using the NHS during COVID-19 in different languages 

To help encourage communities to use the NHS if they need to, the BME Health Forum, Imperial College medical students and West London CCG have co-produced videos about using the NHS during the pandemic in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Sylheti and Somali.

We hope to soon have them also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Please view the videos at the links below:

Working with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust to improve services and trust for BME communities

In the following video Nafsika Thalassis, Director of the BME Health Forum speaks about our work with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust in responding to BME communities' concerns during the pandemic.

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