12 Apr 2023
Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP in London and probably one of the most motivating people I’ve ever met. You’re in for an absolute treat today, especially if you’re a passionate medic with a penchant for nutritional medicine like me, because this doctor is making some huge waves.
Chi-Chi is also a GP Appraiser for NHS England and Vice Chair of Ascension Trust, an organisation known for initiatives that seek to help the vulnerable in society. And leads the AT Beacon Project, a health initiative of Ascension Trust working on the ground in the heart of neighbourhoods to address health inequalities.
We met up at one of their health and wellbeing hubs in the inner city estate of Brixton, but they also operate out of social supermarkets, barber shops, churches and wherever you find vulnerable people that they can help to live healthier, flourishing lives.
As we were in the middle of an outreach clinic you’ll hear some activity during todays recording and if you want to see it in action, check it out on YouTube!
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Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator, MBBS, MRCPCH, MRCGP
Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP in London and a GP Appraiser for NHS England. She is Vice Chair of Ascension Trust, an organisation known for initiatives that seek to help the vulnerable in society.
Dr Chi-Chi leads the AT Beacon Project, a health initiative of Ascension Trust working on the ground in the heart of neighbourhoods with key partners and stakeholders to address health inequalities. Their health and wellbeing hubs are in sites such as a social supermarket, a barber shop, churches, and an inner-city estate. Their aim is to help vulnerable communities in South-East London live healthier, flourishing lives.
Dr Chi-Chi has also led several medical projects in less resourced countries and communities around the world and is part of the Bishop of London’s Health inequalities action groups (HIAG), an interfaith group of leaders exploring health inequalities in the capital and how faith groups contribute to supporting health.
Dr Chi-Chi also takes an active role in her community and was previously an elected school governor overseeing special educational and disability needs, aspects of health and safety and welfare of the school community.