Improve the uptake and impact of early identification and support programmes around cardiovascular diseases and cancers

Our plan to address this step:
  • Working with national and regionally commissioned programmes to make them work better for Newham's diverse population
Tracking progress:
  • Uptake, coverage and late presentation
Who is involved:
  • All Health and Wellbeing Board partners
  • NHS England commissioned services
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sectors

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

Mohammed works as a Consultant Cardiologist at Newham University Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre within Barts Health NHS Trust. He works with a team that looks after patients admitted to hospital with acute heart related conditions and supports patients with long-term conditions or suspected heart disease.

He is also part of East London Prevention Group (ELoPE) within Barts Health NHS Trust, whose aim is to help improve heart health and reduce health inequalities, using multifaceted strategies including collaboration with schools, hospitals, primary care and charities.

“I have had a long-standing passion for heart disease prevention. I completed my PhD where I led a randomised controlled clinical trial assessing novel ways of helping people to reduce their risk of a heart attack. After becoming a consultant, I have continued to actively promote heart health in the belief that ‘prevention is better than cure’”.

– Dr Mohammed Khanji, Consultant Cardiologist


Newham changemaker

Helen is a part-time GP and a clinical lead for cancer in Newham. She works with practices, hospitals and colleagues across London to improve cancer screening services as well as medical and other support for those who need treatment. She is currently involved in trialling a self swab smear test that women can take themselves, which is much quicker and easier than going into a GP’s practice.

Newham has a much lower screening rate than the national average and this trial hopes to increase that figure

“Often in general practice you see someone suffering with a problem that could have been prevented if they had had better knowledge or access to resources. Majority of the time we can help with medical treatment but prevention is always better than cure and everyone can do something to improve their own health.”

– Dr Helen Stedeford, 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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