A pioneering nurse at Wycombe hospital will be representing Bucks at an awards ceremony which aims to recognise the contribution of people of minority ethnic backgrounds to the NHS.

Cardiology nurse consultant and angiographer, Ghazala Yasin, has been shortlisted in the Rising Star Innovation category at the NHS 70 Windrush Awards ceremony, which is due to take place this evening (June 12).

According to the NHS website, angiography is a type of X-ray used to examine the blood vessels, and can be used to diagnose blood clots and brain aneurysms.

Ms Yasin has previously fought off fierce global competition to be picked as a finalist for a prestigious international award for her work in paving the way for other nurses to become angiographers.

She also led a study to establish how nurse-led angiography compared to angiography led by doctors in training, in terms of safety and quality.

Ms Yasin said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for the NHS70 Windrush awards. To have my work recognised and shortlisted for this award is a very humbling and exciting experience. I would like to thank my fabulous colleagues and Cardiology team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare for enabling me to achieve this.”

The awards aim to celebrate the contributions of people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) to the NHS from the Windrush generation of 1948, the south Asian arrivals in the 1960s and 70s to today’s 202 nationalities represented in the NHS workforce.