On 29th November Rachel Ashworth (Head of Health Equity and PCN Transformation) Cliff McMahon-Docherty (Personalisation lead and social prescriber) and Khristle Absalud (Docklands PCN Manager) attended and presented at the Centre for Health and Care Equity event at the Old Stratford Town Hall. This event was an opportunity for system partners across Newham to share their health inequalities work.
Up to 80 attendees from Newham Council, Public Health, other community and voluntary organisations and universities attended the event. Rachel spoke about the health inequalities (HI) projects of the 9 Newham PCNs and Khristle presented on Docklands’ Migrant Communities Health Check Clinics.
NHC developed posters for each PCN summarising the work delivered to tackle and reduce health inequalities (HI) amongst their patient population. A poster was also created highlighting the progress made across all Newham PCNs in implementing the Fuller Stocktake recommendations. These were exhibited for information and for attendees to consider and identify areas that could be developed further, and to consider if any of the work to date could lead to further joint research opportunities with local universities.
The event also proved to be a good networking opportunity and follow up meetings have already taken place with UCL and Public Health to further develop the PCN Health Inequality Plans.
You can view the Health Inequalities posters by clicking on the button below: