NHS Community Ambassadors

NHS Community Ambassadors Project

Following the success of an earlier partnership project, between the NHS and Leicester Council of Faiths, the NHS once again chose LCOF to work with them to promote several important initiatives, within Leicester and Leicestershire.  This project is made up of 3 areas:

Acute and Maternity changes to Leicester Hospitals
The LCOF are partnering with the NHS in Leicester to raise awareness of a consultation presently taking place regarding proposed changes taking place in Leicester that will impact all of us. A new Maternity Hospital is proposed at the Royal infirmary site, as well as a New Children’s Hospital. All existing Maternity services will be transferred to the Royal infirmary and the General Hospital site will see some changes. It is proposed that all Outpatient patient appointments will move to the Glenfield. The consultation for these changes is taking place now and is running till 21 December 2020.

Have your say by completing a simple survey https://www.betterhospitalsleicester.nhs.uk/

Videos about these changes can be seen on our social media pages on facebook and twitter.

Flu Vaccination
The 2nd important initiative is to promote the uptake of  the free Flu Vaccinations within our communities. This is available for ALL children up to 11 years of age and for ALL people over 65 years of age. There are other groups that are also entitled to this free vaccination, pregnant women, people with other serious health conditions and key workers to name a few.  If you are not sure if you are entitled to this free vaccination,  please speak to your pharmacist or GP or midwife to find out more.

See website here for more details https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/help-to-protect-yourself-from-infection-and-prevent-the-spread-of-flu-this-winter/

NHS 111 First
The 3rd important initiative is that patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being encouraged to contact NHS 111 first for urgent medical care needs.
The call to the local NHS aims to help patients get the care and treatment they need, at the right place, first time, every time.   It will also help manage the flow of patients into hospitals and surgeries, to protect their safety and the safety of NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and winter.
Patients contacting NHS 111 will be clinically assessed and depending on their needs be referred to the hospital emergency department, an NHS Urgent Treatment Centre, a Minor Injuries Unit – they will be given an appointment time that they should attend in these cases, or they will be referred to the pharmacy, the GP or advised to self-care where appropriate..

These are the first  of many initiatives that the Leicester Council of Faiths expect to partner the NHS on and many Faith Leaders have already agreed to become a NHS Community Ambassador to promote this work and to encourage participation in their own communities.

If you or a member of your organisation, would like to represent your faith community as a NHS Community Ambassador please contact us


NHS Community Ambassadors list

  • Mrs Tajinder Kaur Jagdev – Sikh Community
  • Mrs Harsharan Kaur Mann – Sikh Community
  • Moulana Khalid Hafiz – Urdu speaking Muslim Community
  • Mrs Mumtaz Suleman – Katchi speaking Community
  • Mrs Bharti Acharya – Gujarati speaking Hindu Community
  • Moulana Aminul Hasan – Bengali speaking Community
  • Mr Zacki Mohamed – Tamil Speaking Community
  • Mrs Ushaben Mehta – Jain Community
  • Mrs Barbara Czyznikowska  – Polish Christian community
  • Mr Abdul Qadir – Somali Community
  • Mrs Ashiedu Joel – African Community
  • Imam Mohammed Al Denguir – Arabic Community
  • Mrs Mehrunnisa Lalani – Ismaili Muslim Community
  • Mr Suleman Nagdi – Muslim Community
  • Mrs Zubeda Gangat – Muslim Community
  • Mrs Minou Cortazzi – Bahai Community
  • Fr Paskal Clement – Asian Christian Community

If you or a member of your organisation, would like to represent your faith community as a NHS Community Ambassador please contact us