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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

By Zabian Fifield At the end of last year, NHS England pledged to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040. However, in countries likes Sweden and Australia this is expected to happen by up to a decade earlier. UK charities such as Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are determined to achieve a speedier target for UK women.  However, …

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Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

As we head into the festive season we wanted to thank all our members and partners for another fantastic year. Together we continue to provide high quality and much needed services for our patients and communities, often in difficult circumstances, but even more often with a smile and a laugh too. It has been a …

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Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month offers a unique space for reflection. Reflection on what we’ve done, what we’re doing and what we can do better. Last year we felt we made great strides in laying bare our intentions by introducing our Inclusion Champions. Our ambition for these volunteers was to help us to better represent protected characteristics …

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World Menopause Day – support for our staff

A guest speaker at our ABC Menopause Peer Support Meeting recently referred to the menopause as a “transition”; it is normal and it will pass like all other stages in our life. I think this is a really positive way to approach this year’s World Menopause Day.  The theme for this year is Cardiovascular Disease. …

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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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