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Laura Serrant is Regional Lead Nurse at Health Education England and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Dr. Serrant leads a team providing strategic professional expertise and services to support the development of current and future nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals, workforce training and development in the North East and Yorkshire region of England. The North East and Yorkshire region supports four integrated care systems – partnerships of of National Health System (NHS) organizations, local authorities, charities, the voluntary and social enterprise sectors and others to improve the health and wellbeing of local people within their local places. Dr. Serrant has extensive experience in national and international health policy development with particular specialist input on racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area which led to her being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2018 for services to Health Policy. Dr. Serrant is listed 8th in the top 100 most influential Black people in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Powerlist UK. In 2021, she received the Nursing Times Lifetime achievement award for services to Nursing by the four UK countries’ Chief Nursing Officers


Laura Serrant


Regional Head of Nursing

Health Education England

United Kingdom

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