Generation Medics' News
We’re changing the world!
No seriously we are changing the world to make it a better place.
- We’re challenging perceptions of who belongs in healthcare and STEM.
- We’re empowering women, BAME communities and the under-represented.
- We’re challenging perceptions of what a business and a charity should look like.
- We’re led by our beneficiaries.
- We’re influencing policy, training and recruitment practices to make lasting change that matters.
Along the way we’ve made it into the news, you can find some of our achievements below
Top UK Social Enterprise
We have been listed for the second year in a row in the list of top UK social enterprises.
Celebrating Women in Tech
NHS People Plan 2020
We were delighted to be named the ‘Most Socially Minded Business’ at Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business Success Awards.
Awards for Our Strong Female Leaders
This year we won not one, but TWO awards for our team. Dr Rafique, the founder of Generation Medics has been listed in the female leaders list two years in a row. In 2019, Sarah our COO has also won an award for her strength in business development and championing social impact.
Valuable contributions during the first lockdown and beyond!
We are delighted to have been recognised on the Social Enterprise Futures Roll of Honour List 2020!
Our team has been recognised on the Social Enterprise Futures Roll of Honour List! We were nominated for Generation Medic’s efforts to benefit young people, communities in need and wider society during a very challenging time for the third sector. Over 400 nominations were received and we are delighted to have made the cut alongside other remarkable social entrepreneurs who are thriving during unprecedented times.
Hospital Trust launches major new initiative to help improve local career opportunities
Generation Medics have anchored in Essex! We’re working with local partners including the NHS Trust that covers Mid and South Essex Hospitals. They are one of the largest employers in the region, with 15k+ members of staff. We’re supporting local people to explore, strive and succeed in careers in health, care and life-sciences.
We have a number of programmes that we’re delivering to support the next generation of Essex healthcare professionals, including our groundbreaking Virtual Healthcare Academy, Structured NHS Virtual Work Experience, Mentoring and a whole lot more!
Pioneering Innovation in the NHS
Recognised as Global Changemakers
Recruiting for NHS Nightingale Hospitals
Providing Solutions to the Youth Unemployment Crisis
Supporting social housing tenants into sustainable employment
How to Prepare for University
Dr Rafique shared her tips for Freshers with The Guardian. Her tips are based on her vast experience lecturing and supporting students at UK universities including the University of Oxford.
Inspiring BAME Innovators
Celebrating Social Enterprises
Dr Rafique was invited to speak at the Social Enterprise Futures Summit 2020 to celebrate what the sector has achieved in the last year to keep going, keep open, and mitigate the worst impacts of Covid on people and society.
Keynote speakers also included former PM Gordon Brown, Steve Murrells, CEO of Co-op Group and Dr Myrian Sidibe, creator of ‘Global Handwashing Day’.
“Social enterprise is even more important now, as we prepare to confront momentous challenges ahead” – Gordon Brown
2020 has been a year like no other in living memory. As we are about to embark on a new year it seems a poignant time to reflect on a challenging year that took everyone by surprise.