A note from our LGBTQ+ champion this Pride Month

It’s officially Pride Month, which means it’s time to honour the history, culture, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. While this is a time for celebration, it’s also a time for reflection and education.  From discussions during our last wellbeing day and feedback from last year’s Pride Month survey, it’s clear how important these conversations …

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Leading with purpose: championing women’s progress #IWD 

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we want to recognise the incredible contribution that women make to our workforce and share our own efforts to do more than just inspire inclusion but to create an environment that invests in women and supports their progress.   While women make up 77% of the NHS …

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Recognising our team on Employee Appreciation Day

#EmployeeAppreciationDay is a reminder to do what we should be doing everyday – acknowledging the continued commitment, professionalism and resilience of all our colleagues who do their best to provide the best care for our patients. Thank you to our incredible team ❤️

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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