Happy birthday to the NHS from all of us at ABC

A message from Katherine Saunders, Chief Executive, ABC We all know that the need for high-quality, locally provided primary care which supports people to live healthier, happier lives is even greater now than in 1948. We very much want the NHS to thrive and continue to be something we are all proud of for the …

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Marking one million vaccinations

In December 2020, when our vaccination programme first began, the idea of us delivering more than 1 million doses to people across Surrey and Sussex seemed unimaginable – but this week we administered our millionth dose and we could not be more proud of what we’ve achieved. So, as the latest phase of the programme …

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Recognising Refugee Week

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Refugee Week, bringing with it the theme of compassion and some thoughts on exactly what it looks like in action. So much of the work that we do to support local refugees and asylum seekers demonstrates compassion and is borne out of one of our organisation’s core values, …

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An introduction to our new chair, Dr Michael Bosch

Dr Michael Bosch has stepped into the role of chair following the departure of ABC’s founder Dr Pramit Patel. Below, Michael shares with us his journey into general practice and why he feels so privileged to take the helm at ABC. “Having been part of the ABC team for more than eight years, it is …

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A word from one of our Inclusion Champions: Hannah Palmer

Hannah Palmer Inclusion Champion representing: LGBTQ+ I wish I could say that volunteering as the LGBTQ+ Champion was a no-brainer, but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. It took some time for me to confront my reservations about standing up for this community at work, despite the fact that I’ve been a part of it …

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A day in the life of – ABC Equity Team

For the ABC Equity Team, no two days are every really the same. Together, they engage with a broad range of people from a mix of backgrounds, living in varying circumstances and work hard to make a difference to their lives. At present the team run around four health check clinics and three community clinics …

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Happy International Nurses Day

As part of International Nurses Day, we recognise and celebrate the vital contribution our nurses make to delivering excellent care for our patients. We have a considerable nursing workforce within ABC, and we place huge value on their experience and ability to support other roles across the organisation. So thank you to all our nurses …

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A word from one of our Inclusion Champions: Richard Visick

Richard Visick  Inclusion Champion representing: Age  My name is Richard and I am 54 years old.   I suppose I should thank my parents for passing on their youthful genes to me, but I haven’t always considered it to be advantageous. More on this later…..  I am proud to be one of ABC’s Inclusion Champions, working with …

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Celebrating World Health Day and our ambitions for Health for All

Each year, World Health Day draws attention to a specific health topic to people all over the world.  On the 75thanniversary of the WHO, we’re joining them in celebrating the importance of ‘Health for All’ and appreciating how pivotal primary care is in achieving this aim.  The WHO has long recognised the importance of primary care and …

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