HealthWORKS

Newcastle drive public health outcomes by widening provision of services

“Central to improving people’s health and well-being is empowerment of individuals and communities”. This is the basic argument of Sir Michael Marmot’s new book The Health Gap and one that is eminently understood by those pioneering public health services in Newcastle. With high rates of non-communicable disease however (Newcastle is ranked 127th out of 150 …

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A charity’s perspective on delivering NHS Health Checks

  This month we’re focusing on a charity that are providing innovative health and wellbeing services to communities in Newcastle: HealthWORKS. Having recently been nominated in the ‘Best Patient Experience’ category at the NHS Health Check Awards, we caught up with Claire Laydon-Baptist – Senior Manager at the charity – to find out more about …

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