Kamila Hawthorne named GG2 Woman of the Year

Kamila Hawthorne, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Council, was honoured with the GG2 Woman of the Year Award at the annual
GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards, held at the Park Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, 5 March.

Hawthorne has been a practitioner and a mentor to young GPs for almost 35 years, and has led pioneering research projects focusing on health inequalities,
diabetes and heart disease. She has been recognised twice as GP of the Year for her work with minority ethnic communities.

Professor Kiran Patel, Group Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, was named the GG2 Man of the Year Award.

Apart from being a sought-after cardiologist and consultant, Patel also possesses a wealth of experience in managerial roles. He has done a lot of work in
addressing health inequalities, and notably, in 2020, he prescribed the very first COVID-19 vaccine.