Published on: 18 October 2023

Selina Ullah, our Trust Chair, has been named one of the most influential minority ethnic leaders in English health and social care.Selina Ullah.jpg

Selina was recognised on the 'bubbling under' list, compiled by the HSJ (Health Sector Journal) for her work to support the development of a more diverse board and inclusive workforce at Derbyshire Healthcare.

Selina has been the chair at Derbyshire Healthcare since 2021 and is one of the first Muslim female NHS trust chairs in the country.

Selina said: “This is a huge honour to be recognised alongside some incredible leaders. I’m pleased that the HSJ has recognised the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care as we as a Trust want to continue to prioritise these areas across our workforce.

“I intend to keep using my platform to promote a positive and open culture to support our colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly through creating safe spaces for our workforce to thrive in.”

The list has been published by the HSJ as part of their annual ‘HSJ’ report. Selina was previously awarded the national South Asian NHS Pioneer award for being a trailblazer in breaking through the glass ceiling and visibly making a difference as a BME leader.