Reduce impact of diabetes and obesity in Newham through targeted support to those most at risk

Our plan to address this step:
  • Develop an evidence based action plan to ensure a targeted approach to diabetes prevention and reversal including mitigations for inequitable outcomes
  • Complete NHS England low calories diet pilot 2020
  • Develop and co-design local low calorie diets and support programmes to increase healthy weight and healthy eating and address inequalities and support Newham residents to avoid and reverse type 2 diabetes and reduce levels of overweight
Tracking progress:
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Diabetes prevalence
  • Process measures/ programme completions by demographic characteristics
Who is involved:
  • All Newham Council including Public Health commissioners
  • East London Health and Care Partnership
  • WEL Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Clinical Effectiveness Group
  • Primary Care Networks
  • Newham Food Alliance
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sectors d partners

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

As Cabinet Lead for health, Councillor Ali focuses on challenges around health and wellbeing. Together with officers and other partners and the wider community, much needed improvements are being delivered which are drastically needed to ensure people stay healthier and live longer, happier and more prosperous lives.

“Everyone in Newham deserves the best quality of health. They need support, encouragement and opportunities which are flexible enough and tailored to their needs. The engagement of both individuals and the voluntary, community and faith sector is absolutely critical. During the first wave of COVID-19, many people came forward to help. The amazing network of our COVID-19 Health Champions is an excellent example of how people cared in our communities. Newham belongs to all of us. We all have a responsibility to care for each other. Together we can make a real difference to the lives of our people. Let us help each other to be healthier.”

– Councillor Zulfiqar Ali, Cabinet Lead Health, Adult Social Care and Education


Newham changemaker

As a local GP, Tamara has daily contact with patients in all walks of their lives, supporting them with a variety of health needs. She works with patients, their families and carers to investigate their concerns, tailor interventions, provide

guidance and reassurance when needed.

“I have a specialist interest in diabetes. I would like to reduce diabetes related health

inequalities by empowering patients to access the information and education programmes that are available. I believe that developing and promoting culturally appropriate messaging around healthier eating and physical activity will aid self-management and self-care.”

– Dr Tamara Hibbert, GP

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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