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Staff Profiles

Manager: Healthy Island Partnership (HIP)

Kamaljit Kaur

Kamaljit Kaur has extensive experience in working health and social care sector, both in a professional and voluntary capacity working both within frontline services and managerial positions. Kamaljit Kaur has a BA in social administration and MBA and she was awarded an MBE in the Queens Honours in 2011 in recognition of her contribution to the voluntary sector and particularly within the field on promoting equality for women.

Kamaljit Kaur has worked within social services, health authority and voluntary sector over the last 17 years. She has worked as Joint Commissioning Manager, Departmental Manager for Diversity Quality Assurance & Performance Management, Programme Manager for Hounslow Children’s Fund and more recently within the Community Regeneration Team in Tower Hamlets.

Kamaljit Kaur is passionate and dedicated to serving communities and has substantial experience of working with and for the voluntary and community sector. She has worked as a Manager of an umbrella borough wide voluntary sector organisation responsible for promoting capcity building, community development and community engagement and has been actively involved in numerous voluntary and charitable organisations in a voluntary capacity. Kamaljit is very passionate about women’s empowerment and particularly BME women’s empowerment and is currently Chair of The Asian Health Agency and The Asian Women’s Network.

Kamaljit Kaur has been post as HIP Manager since October 2009 and since joining HIP her key role has been to drive its vision and objectives working with the HIP Board and clinical staff across the 4 GP Practices on the Isle of Dogs.

As HIP Manager, Kamaljit Kaur’s primary responsibilities include:

  • HIP Governance & legal   compliance
  • Delivering of APMS contract and achieving KPI’s :
  • Performance management of APMS by 4 GP practices and HIP central team
  • establishing engagement models for patients
  • Management of HIP’s communications strategy
  • New service developments
  • Managing & Supporting Network Staff
  • Financial Management
  • Working with Practice Managers and Clinical Staff: ensuring adequate clinical and administrative staff coverage at each GP Practice to deliver commissioned care packages commissioned share good practices across HIP .
  • Working with Partners: across the health sector, community and voluntary sector and Local Authority to address the wider causes of health inequality , improve co-ordination between service providers and support local residents to improve their health and well-being.
  • Working with Public Health: to assess, monitor and plan for population changes and emerging health issues & trends across the Isle of Dogs

Clinical Lead

Ruth Walters, RGN, BA (Hons), MSc (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

I have worked in primary care since 1991 moving to Tower Hamlets in 1997 to work at the recently built Island Health practice on the Isle of Dogs. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to undertake training as a Nurse Practitioner by the Island Health team and so during my 15 years there my role has constantly developed and changed. In 2006 I decided to look for a change of focus and began working with the PCT on a project aimed at establishing a Community Matron service locally. This led to my being involved in other areas, taking a lead for Primary Care in Non-Medical Prescribing and helping to bridge a gap in Practice Nurse leadership.

Whilst working at Island Health I had developed a keen interest in working with people with diabetes and this led to my being involved in the development of our network in 2009. I started working for the Healthy Island Partnership two days a week in 2010 and I am now a permanent member of the HIP team. My job is Clinical Lead, this is a very varied and interesting role and we are still working out what some of it is! The role involves helping to establish services within the four practices and ensuring that the services are of the highest (and equal) quality. We are also striving to establish some central services to make best use of the resources we have to benefit all the patients of the four practices. I am very proud to work in Tower Hamlets and within the HIP team and hope to contribute to the continuing development of our services in the future.



Carole Lysfjord, Public Health BSc (Hons)

I have over 20 years of administration experience, previous to this appointment I worked at Docklands Medical Centre for 5 years as a part-time administrator whilst reading Public Health. I initially joined the Healthy Island Partnership as coordinator as a secondment placement, I am now a fulltime member of staff.

The coordinator role is to lead on the coordination and delivery of the call and recall program for the Network. This includes data collection, monitoring, tracking and reporting the findings.


Patient & Community Engagement Officer

Emma Weir

I have lived on the Island most of my life, and as well as working out of the HIP offices at the Docklands Medical Centre I also work as a Community Development worker at the Island House Community Centre.

I have a background in community work not only on the Island but also in Hoxton working to engage with local gang members and young adults.

A larger part of my role will be building on my existing contacts in the local community and to strengthen the HIP relationships with the local Schools, community Groups and Faith groups to try and see what needs the community have that may not not be currently being met by the HIP, and also improving ways in which we can engage with the local community more and signpost patients on to other services available locally such as the Health Trainers, Local Parent Groups, and other services that will benefit their health and wellbeing.

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