Newham Partnership Programme
We’ve brought together researchers and healthcare practitioners to undertake research projects and create unique initiatives that aim to improve the health of the Newham population.
Newham is an area that has been part of a huge regeneration programme. This started with the 2012 Olympics which has a lasting legacy in the borough. Positive steps forward in the borough in recent years include; a significant increase in social housing, more people in work than ever before and children and young people achieving better exam results. All of these changes have had a positive impact on people’s health. To continue this trend, we are delivering a wide ranging programme of work that addresses health priority issues in the area.
Newham health priorities include:
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) – Early mortality rates from CVD and emergency admission rates for coronary heart disease and stroke in Newham are significantly higher than the national rate
- Diabetes – Over 38,000 people in Newham are at high risk of developing diabetes
- GP development – 53 GP surgeries in Newham exist to serve the growing population of over 300,000 people
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