Wednesday 23 October 2024
| JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel
Rohit Sagoo is a Children's Nurse and a PhD student at the University of Bedfordshire. He qualified as a children's nurse in the late nineties and practised around hospitals based in London for ten years; after that, he taught in further and higher education. In 2016, he started a grassroots community organisation - British Sikh Nurses, which addresses the health and well-being needs of the South Asian Community and supports the personal and professional development of qualified nurses. His organisation has raised awareness of organ and stem cell donation, mental health, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and supporting the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, Rohit won the Royal College of Nursing Leadership Award in 2021 and the London Faith and Belief Awards in 2018. He is also the 1514th Point of Light awarded by the Prime Minister in 2020. British Sikh Nurses received a highly commended award at the BBC Make A Difference Awards 2023, and are finalists at the Nursing Times Awards 2023 and Royal College of Nursing Awards 2023. Rohit was named one of the top 75 influential nurses in the UK by the Nursing Times – NHS Birthday 75, Making an Impact List. Rohit has appeared on several Asian TV channels, including BBC TV and Asian Radio channels, promoting health, well-being, and nursing. Rohit is also a director for World Seniors Snooker and the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards, as well as a trustee for a charity called 'Let's Talk About Loss'.