Work to prevent communicable disease with particular focus on hepatitis C eradication, TB, sexual health and late diagnosis of HIV, as well as COVID-19

Our plan to address this step:
  • Use local intelligence to understand patterns, clusters
  • Develop local control plans
  • Work with vulnerable communities
  • Prevention advice
Tracking progress:
  • Take up and prevention indicators
  • Reduced rates of sexually transmitted infections
Who is involved:
  • Public Health England
  • Newham Council
  • TB nurses in community and hospital settings

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] to find out more.

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


Newham changemaker

Duncan and his team help the most vulnerable people to access primary care services and assist them onward to allied health and social care. The TB team in Newham is responsible for latent and active TB screening, as well as coordinating accommodation for homeless TB patients. They work for those least likely to access the high quality care available due to circumstance, language, mental health or isolation, and strive to develop their independence, health and wellbeing.

“The council’s health and wellbeing strategy is a vital tool, bringing together a whole variety of services, which would not function without the support of each other. The health of the individual can only be maintained if the community as a whole is fully involved with this process.”

– Dr Duncan Trathen, Lead GP, Newham Transitional Practice for vulnerable groups, TB Lead for Newham CCG

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]

Follow our hashtag for #whatsyourstep