BAPIO is pleased to congratulate Kashmira, a physiotherapist of Indian origin who won the clinical excellence award for allied health professionals category of the Windrush awards to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. Award was presented in Manchester on 12 June.
Mrs Sangle came to the UK from India in 2003. She is now clinical lead for east Berkshire’s specialist mobility service, part of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Her role sees her working with severely disabled children and adults and engaging with families and carers in the community.
In addition, she has been actively involved in securing additional funding to improve staffing levels and reduce referral to treatment times for wheelchair users in east Berkshire.
She said: ‘I would like to dedicate the award to my patients and their families and carers, because they are the ones who keep me grounded and motivated.
‘They are constantly fighting little battles on all fronts, for everyday things that able-bodied people take for granted.’
Mrs Sangle was the only physiotherapist shortlisted in the NHS Windrush 70 awards, which celebrate the contributions of black and minority ethnic (BME) people to the NHS – from the Windrush generation of 1948 to the present.
Abrar Hussain, a consultant psychiatrist at her trust and a BAPIO EC member, nominated Mrs Sangle for the award and the public were able to vote online for shortlisted nominees.
Judges from NHS England and the Care Quality Commission chose Mrs Sangle as the winner from a shortlist of four.
Dr Hussain said: ‘Kashmira has a passion for improving the quality of patient care.
‘This led her to bring about positive changes in the form of collaborative working with other teams, which has enhanced patient experience. The teams include children’s services, community nursing, and palliative care.’