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Nursing school alumna celebrated as one of Health Service Journal’s Black and Minority Ethnic Pioneers 2014.

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Neomi Bennett, Managing Director of Neo-Innovations, who is an alumna of Kingston and St George’s School of Nursing and also inventor of the Neo- slip socks is one of Health Service Journal’s 50 Black and Minority Ethnic pioneers of 2014.

Health Service Journal had this to say about Neomi and her invention – A nurse by background, Ms Bennett is the inventor of a medical device called Neo-slip – a slippery inner sock which aids the application of elasticated anti-embolism stockings. Normally the tight-fitting stockings can be difficult to apply for both nurses and patients, especially the elderly, but Ms Bennett’s creation allows them to slide easily on to the foot. Her creation has brought accolades in the nursing press and led to her involvement in a parliamentary group to prevent deep vein thrombosis.

What the judges said: “She is a nurse and a businesswoman and that is the ‘new clinician’.”

Read the full report here.