Healthcare For All


The first principle of the NHS constitution sets out that the “NHS provides a comprehensive service, available to all”. In particular, the principle highlights that the NHS “has a wider social duty to promote equality through the services it provides and to pay particular attention to groups or sections of society where improvements in health and life expectancy are not keeping pace with the rest of the population.”

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups experience many healthcare inequalities such as higher mortality rates amongst infants, a greater disease burden from diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and higher cancer mortality in white ethnic minorities. There are also multiple barriers to accessing healthcare including language barriers, lack of service awareness, structural racism, non-inclusive research and lack of empowerment to speak up.

At Church Road Surgery, our pledge is to recognise this and tailor our service as much as possible, to cater for your healthcare needs.

Gypsy, Roma, Travellers and Boaters Community

At Church Road Surgery we recognise that members of the GRTB community do face barriers in accessing healthcare, as well as having health inequalities. Just some examples include facing language barriers, digital exclusion, invisibility to mainstream data sets, needs not being identified within NHS services, life expectancy 20 years shorter, lack of trust in services and a history of discrimation. Our pledge to improve your access to healthcare includes the following plan:


This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment.

If you are ex-forces, please let your GP know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Pride In Practice

What is pride in general practice?

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service delivered by LGBT Foundation that strengthens and develops a GP Practice’s relationship with LGBT community.