Obi Amadi

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association

Lead Professional Officer for Unite the Union health sector which incorporates all health professional groups. In addition she is the Director of the Community Practitioners’ and health Visitors’ Association.  She trained as a nurse, midwife, health visitor and nurse practitioner. She left clinical work and moved into locality management in two London Healthcare Trusts before her current post.

Her role involves taking the strategic lead on professional issues and supporting professional activity across the UK and internationally. She works with the UK Governments and other stakeholders on policy development and supporting our industrial relations and campaigning activity.

She is passionate about reducing inequalities in health and promotion of the diversity agenda.  “We all have a vital role to play in shaping and delivering health improvement to our population and our organisation is committed to support practitioners to do this”

In 2014 she was voted one of the Health Service Journals BME Pioneers and in 2013 was awarded a Health and Social Care BME Award for services to the NHS.

She is currently the Chair of the Mary Seacole Awards Steering Group.