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Newham Primary Care Black Leaders Network Inaugural Meeting

10 June 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Newham Primary Care clinicians, please join this Network event to have your opportunity to engage with two of the senior leaders of the Newham Health & Care system, Ms Marie Gabriel CBE, Chair of NEL ICS and Ms Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham.

They will talk to us about the future shape of local services, the challenges that are facing the Health and Care system locally and where they see the biggest opportunities for Newham Primary Care to influence the Health and Care system and structure for the future in Newham and East London.

Please join us to share what you think race and racism mean for our workforce and for our patients and what this network can do for us.

This Network event will provide participants with an introduction to the Black Leaders Network aiming to create a safe non-judgemental space to share stories and have real actions that will create change.

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE has lived in Newham all her life. Rokhsana has worked in the development of interfaith dialogue and campaigned to address issues of justice and equality throughout her life. Rokhsana was elected Mayor of Newham in May 2018 on a radical manifesto and is now delivering on this policy agenda, underpinned by community wealth building principles. This includes one of the most ambitious affordable housing programmes in London, a whole council approach to tackling the climate emergency, an extensive programme to tackle racism and disproportionality and a new council directorate dedicated to making Newham the best place for children and young people to grow up. Under Rokhsana’s leadership, Newham has become the first local authority in the country that put health and wellbeing as the key indicator of its economic success and this year is establishing the countries’ first standing citizen’s assembly.

Marie Gabriel CBE – With almost 20 years of NHS Board experience, Marie is currently Chair of North East London Integrated Care System (ICS), of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and of the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Prior to this, Marie chaired East London NHS Foundation Trust and before that commissioning organisations with budgets up to £3bn. Her first NED role was as Vice Chair of Newham University Hospital Trust. Marie’s national roles include membership of the National People Board and National Equality and Diversity Group and she is also the Co-Chair of the London People Board and a member of the Greater London Authority’s London Health Board. Marie’s background is in local government and the voluntary sector with particular experience in social justice, regeneration and equity. In 2020 Marie’s contribution to the NHS was recognised through her incorporation in the Health Service Journal’s list of the 80 most influential people in the NHS and the award of her CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Marie’s contribution to the London Borough of Newham was recognised in 2010 when she was awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough.

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