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 10 Social Enterprises in UK 2019

Top UK Social Enterprise

We have been listed for the second year in a row in the list of top UK social enterprises.

Top 10 Social Enterprises in UK 2019

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. 

Pioneering Innovation in the NHS

We are proud to be part of the NHS’ clinical entrepreneur programme. They are helping us to expand our business and scale up. Not only this, we were the first female-led organisation and the first ever social enterprise to be supported by this programme, paving the way for female leadership!

Recognised as Global Changemakers

Skoll is an organisation which works on creating solutions to global issues by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs who help solve the world’s most pressing problems. As you can imagine, we were ecstatic to be recognised and supported by Skoll for our efforts in addressing social mobility and widening access to healthcare careers.

Recruiting for NHS Nightingale Hospitals

The COVID-19 pandemic put the NHS under unprecedented pressure. We were ready to help when the NHS asked us to use our expertise, connections and ability to create fast-paced solutions to support recruitment efforts for the NHS Nightingale Hospitals. These critical care temporary hospitals created extra capacity for the NHS. Our recruitment campaign involved recruiting existing and returning NHS staff.
summer group of uni friends

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.

SheEO Semifinalist

We’ve been announced as a Semifinalist for SheEO’s 2020 Venture. We’re excited for the journey ahead alongside some awesome initiatives working on the World’s To-Do List together, meeting new challenges and promoting our efforts to widen access in medicine and healthcare. 

Inspiring BAME Innovators

Delighted to announce that Dr Hinnah Rafique was named #25 in TechRound’s Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs 2020! Supporting BAME communities has never been more important and this award has helped recognise the vast achievements of BAME entrepreneurs across the system. At Generation Medics we aim to support, highlight and empower aspiring and current BAME healthcare workers. Because BAME voices are often not as represented as they should be, we’re also working on creating long lasting change by championing the voice of underrepresented groups at national and local meetings and policy discussions.

Farewell 2020

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.

Generation Medics 2020