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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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NHS Flu and Covid vaccine programmes brought forward

Thousands of eligible people will now be offered a Covid vaccine from 11 September, in line with the latest expert guidance on the new Covid variant. This change follows an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on the risks presented by the new BA.2.86 …

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ABC is shortlisted for the 2023 HSJ Awards

Alliance for Better Care (ABC) is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Primary and Community Care Provider of the Year category at the HSJ Awards, recognising an outstanding contribution to healthcare and securing a place at the prestigious awards ceremony later this year. A ‘record-breaking’ 1456 entries were submitted for this year’s awards, with …

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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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ABC reaches one million vaccinations

This week GP Federation, Alliance For Better Care (ABC), delivered its one millionth vaccination. The team began administering Covid vaccinations across Surrey and Sussex in December 2020 and has since launched clinics at dedicated vaccination sites, community centres, faith buildings, homeless shelters and many more. Katherine Saunders, Chief Executive of ABC said: “This has been …

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