"Even if you’re little, you can do a lot."
People living in communities with higher deprivation have a shorter life expectancy, and are more likely to have multiple diseases earlier in life. In short, people are more in need of good medical care, and yet the same communities often have fewer doctors available to them.
Tudor Hart states in his Inverse Care Law in 1970 that “The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served.”
The work of Michael Marmot and others has shown that the same patterns of inequality exist today. Hope Citadel works in communities with high levels of deprivation in an effort to reverse this Law.
We provide NHS funded services across 3 CCGs in Greater Manchester by running GP practices across Oldham, Rochdale, and Manchester. We want to provide healthcare that addresses the whole person, not just the physical. We really care about finding disease early, and about being proactive with care. We equip our clinical staff with the skills they need to understand the social determinants of health and how this affects their patients.
We think community matters, and aim to use our practices to bring people together, whether that’s in a gardening club or a toddler group, or just for a coffee morning! We are passionate about being clinically excellent, as well as compassionate, kind and welcoming.
We are really proud of being rated Outstanding by the CQC at 3 of our practices, the first primary care provider in England to achieve this standard in multiple locations.
Want to learn more?
If you are interested in learning more about health inequalities, then here are some links you might find useful.
Interesting in working for us?
We are always looking for opportunities to work with people that share our values, so get in touch if you’re interested in finding out about our job vacancies.
Reducing health inequalities
Personal and professional development
Multidisciplinary approaches to primary care