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Training Hub Black History Month events - October 2022

October is Black History Month. Here at the Training Hub we are celebrating Black History by learning about our workforce. There are a variety of events in October. Sign up and come along!

1. Celebrating Black History Month in Primary Care in Kent and Medway


Thursday 6 October,1:15-2:15pm

Online (Zoom)

Register via Eventbrite

October marks Black History Month in the UK, first celebrated in 1987. People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries. However, we believe their value and contribution to society is often overlooked, ignored or distorted. More recently, greater attention has been paid to the importance of the Windrush generation and the Black Lives Matter movement, especially since the death of George Floyd in May 2020. Our event will help set the reasons for marking Black History Month in context.


Black History Month – Personal Perspectives,

1.15pm – 1.35pm

Vanessa Anthony, Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant at Darent Valley Hospital, GPNSNN Ambassador, BAME GPN Champion, RCN GPN Forum Committee Member, RCN OSEL Branch Co-Chair

1.35pm – 1.55pm

Diana Igwe, Lead Practice Nurse at Long Catlis Road Surgery, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Masters degree in Diabetes Studies; BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Business Management

Starting the Conversation – Comments, Views and Questions

1.55pm – 2.10pm

Yvonne Wilson, MA, BA(Hons), SCPHN(HV), RM, RN, Primary Care Workforce Programme Lead - North Kent

Closing Remarks

2.10pm – 2.15pm

Dr Simon Dunn

2. Eating for Health amongst Black & Asian Communities


Friday 14 October, 12:30-1:20pm

Online (Zoom)

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Exploring the perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices around dietary intake among Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani communities in Medway.


Dr Abimbola Ojo DrPH, MPH, FRSPH, RGN| Public Health Specialist | Kent County Council

Dr Ojo, public health specialist; currently working with the Kent County Council. She is

general nurse by background with over 25 years of clinical experience across diverse healthcare settings. She has a proven record of overseeing the formulation, scheduling, and evaluation of public health programmes and health care services.


Obesity is a public health problem associated with several other health issues and premature death. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are disproportionately affected by obesity; dietary patterns of BAME groups may be a contributory factor to the higher prevalence of obesity amongst them. Some population-targeted obesity interventions are aimed at promoting healthy eating. Despite the implementation of these interventions, obesity rates continue to rise, especially among some BAME groups. Current evidence shows that healthy eating resources are not well accepted and are under-utilised among BAME groups. Furthermore, the current evidence does not include perceptions of dietary patterns of adults in the BAME population.

3. Diabetes amongst Black and Asian communities


Tuesday 18th October, 12:30-1:20pm

Online (Zoom)

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An interactive session on the work and research that Dr Mohandas has led around Diabetes for people from BAME /Heritage backgrounds. Dr Mohandas will share some personal and professional background information and details of her work and research and how it’s intended to address community needs.


Dr Cynthia Mohandas, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, Darent Valley Hospital

4. Bridging the Gap to Leadership Project


Monday 24th October, 12:30-1:20pm

Online (Zoom)

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Dr Channine Clarke, Head of Practice Learning and Development, School of Sport

and Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Members of the Bridging the Gap Project Team

University of Brighton students


Hear different perspectives from the project which explores the potential long-lasting impact of racism on a student’s wellbeing, degree outcome and graduate employability. The Bridging the Gap to Leadership Project highlights the need to

tackle issues around racial inequalities within practice placements.


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