Carol Baxter inducted into nursing hall of fame
Professor Carol Baxter, head of equality, diversity and human rights at NHS Employers, was inducted to the 2010 Nursing Times Hall of Fame during a recent ceremony at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
The induction recognises her leadership in 'Diversity in Nursing'.
Baxter, who has been a nurse in both Jamaica and the United Kingdom, leads programmes that have helped transform the NHS into a workplace that is fair and equal to everyone. These include providing legal guidance and publications, representing the combined views of NHS trusts to government and sharing the knowledge and techniques of the NHS's best exemplars of equality.
Baxter has been recognised for her outstanding work in the category 'Diversity in Nursing'.
Speaking at the ceremony, she said: "I am overjoyed with this induction, which recognises the importance of equality, diversity and human rights that are the cornerstone of any fair and effective workplace. I owe a great deal to other people who have helped me throughout my career.
"Our work can improve the quality of life for the 1.4 million staff in the NHS and also improve the care of their patients because equality helps ensure the best people get the right jobs."
Hall of Fame nominations are made for outstanding nurses who have provided leadership to the profession over the past five-10 years. The event was hosted by
Editor Alastair McLellan, and some 150 nursing professionals who came together to celebrate their peers.