Dr Nadir Abdelmotlab has been awarded a place on the Seacole Group GEMS: Hidden in Plain Sight (75@75) leaders list for his work providing clinical supervision and guidance to international medical graduates and refugee doctors.
The list recognises 75 health and social care professionals from Black, Asian, and other minoritized backgrounds who are making a difference.
Dr Abdelmotlab is a clinical tutor at REACHE (Refugee and Asylum Seekers Centre for Healthcare Professionals Education) who work with refugee and asylum seekers in the UK who are trained healthcare professionals to regain their professional identity and return to clinical work in the NHS.
REACHE has trained over 600 refugee and asylum-seeking healthcare workers over the past 20 years, helping them access opportunities in frontline NHS practice.
Dr Abdelmotlab said: “I help refugee doctors get used to the system and hopefully progress to a point where they are confident to manage patients independently as well as work as part of a team.
“It is important for me that these doctors progress in the process for them to become valuable members of the NHS and more importantly for their local and wider communities. I have a real passion for helping them on their journey."
There are numerous benefits to supporting asylum seekers and refugees to return to medical practice, including helping to support our workforce and reducing waitlist times.
For more information on how REACHE can help, please visit REACHE Northwest.