NHC presents at the Centre for Health and Equity event
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NHC presents at the Centre for Health and Equity event

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…

Black History Month – Ilma and her mother Marjorie’s story
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Black History Month – Ilma and her mother Marjorie’s story

As we celebrate Black History Month, our Care Coordinator, Ilma, shares her and her mother’s inspiring stories of their experiences in healthcare. My mother (Marjorie Turner) left Barbados at the age of 19 in 1956 to come to England to train as a nurse, not knowing anyone here in England. It was on the journey…

Mock CQC and the actions we’ve taken
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Mock CQC and the actions we’ve taken

NHC received CQC registration in October 2020 and, has been providing patient-facing services since then. We have yet to experience a formal CQC visit, but we conducted an internal mock CQC in August 2022 and another MOCK CQC assessment by an external expert in May 2023. The CQC inspector interviewed Senior Leadership Team (SLT), board…

Health and Wellbeing Coaching: A case study
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Health and Wellbeing Coaching: A case study

This week is #HealthCoaching Awareness Week so we’re taking a close look at the role of a Health and Wellbeing Coach. Health and Wellbeing coaches are one of the three personalised roles in GP practices along with social prescribers and care coordinators. But what do they do and how can they help patients? Newham based…

History of the NHS in Newham
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History of the NHS in Newham

History of the NHS Launched in 1948 as part of the transformative post war Labour Government, Aneurin Bevan, the then Health Secretary sought to bring together the hospitals, doctors (fundamentally the GPs), pharmacists opticians and dentists into one umbrella healthcare organisation. The original announcement, detailed below, invited patients to sign up to their chosen doctor….

Personalised Care roles in Newham
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Personalised Care roles in Newham

Personalisation is a key driver to how we work with patients and three roles in particular are designed to work holistically to address what matters most to patients. NHC has a team of 18 social prescribing link workers, health and wellbeing coaches and care coordinators who together make up the organisation’s personalisation team, working in…

A day in the life of a clinical pharmacist – Meet Deepika
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A day in the life of a clinical pharmacist – Meet Deepika

Next up in our ‘Meet the team’ series is Deepika who works as a clinical pharmacist. Deepika has given us an insight into what a typical day looks like and provides some reflections about her role afterwards. If you’re a qualified pharmacist or you’re interested in a career in pharmacy come to our recruitment day…

Meet the team – Maham, Receptionist and call handler
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Meet the team – Maham, Receptionist and call handler

In the lead up to the Newham Primary Care Recruitment Day we’re speaking to different staff members to find out more about their roles, how they started working in primary care and what they enjoy most about their roles. Today, we speak to Maham, receptionist and call handler, who is also completing her biomedical sciences…