Us About
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Christchurch Health Centre is a family run business that incorporates Christchurch Pharmacy, Christchurch Clinics and Christchurch Care Agency.
It was birthed out of a strong desire to see people enjoy balanced, wholesome lives in the face of a rapidly changing world.
Baba (Pharmacist) and wife Dupe (Medical Doctor) moved to Braintree in 2003 having purchased a small run-down pharmacy on the High Street. Dupe soon became a GP partner in Mount Chambers Surgery, Braintree and our desire to serve a thriving community professionally took root.
Christchurch Pharmacy became the fastest growing pharmacy in Braintree seeing our custom more than double in the first three years.
In 2008 the Pharmacy relocated to its current location in Blandford Medical Centre on the old St Michael’s Hospital site. This transition with all its difficulty paled into insignificance when we became recipients of two Mid-Essex Business Awards, the first for Innovation and the second for Staff Training and Development.
We grasped the opportunity to cultivate Christchurch on two sites with Christchurch Clinics remaining on the High Street in its infancy as a Private Medical Clinic. In August 2010, we took over the ownership of Grapevine Employment Agency now known as Christchurch Cares with a view to further fulfil our vision to promote ‘health and wellbeing’ in our community. It is our desire to run a Care home in the near future.
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It will be incomplete not to mention our underlying faith in God who has blessed us with the opportunity to serve our community in ever increasing capacity
as we grow the Christchurch brand. The greatest privilege is to daily see God use our teams of imperfect but committed people to add value to the health and social wellbeing of vulnerable people in our community.
It will be incomplete not to mention our underlying faith in God who has blessed us with the opportunity to serve our community in ever increasing capacity
about0001
Christchurch Health Centre is a family run business that incorporates Christchurch Pharmacy, Christchurch Clinics and Christchurch Care Agency.
It was birthed out of a strong desire to see people enjoy balanced, wholesome lives in the face of a rapidly changing world.
Baba (Pharmacist) and wife Dupe (Medical Doctor) moved to Braintree in 2003 having purchased a small run-down pharmacy on the High Street. Dupe soon became a GP partner in Mount Chambers Surgery, Braintree and our desire to serve a thriving community professionally took root.
Christchurch Pharmacy became the fastest growing pharmacy in Braintree seeing our custom more than double in the first three years.
In 2008 the Pharmacy relocated to its current location in Blandford Medical Centre on the old St Michael’s Hospital site. This transition with all its difficulty paled into insignificance when we became recipients of two Mid-Essex Business Awards, the first for Innovation and the second for Staff Training and Development.
We grasped the opportunity to cultivate Christchurch on two sites with Christchurch Clinics remaining on the High Street in its infancy as a Private Medical Clinic. In August 2010, we took over the ownership of Grapevine Employment Agency now known as Christchurch Cares with a view to further fulfil our vision to promote ‘health and wellbeing’ in our community. It is our desire to run a Care home in the near future.
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It will be incomplete not to mention our underlying faith in God who has blessed us with the opportunity to serve our community in ever increasing capacity
as we grow the Christchurch brand. The greatest privilege is to daily see God use our teams of imperfect but committed people to add value to the health and social wellbeing of vulnerable people in our community.
It will be incomplete not to mention our underlying faith in God who has blessed us with the opportunity to serve our community in ever increasing capacity
WE CARE

Who We Serve

Our services cut across Health and Social services. We work in collaboration with Essex County Council providing domiciliary care, Braintree Community Hospital providing Outpatient pharmacy services and InHealth Endoscopy Units providing bowel prep supplies nationwide via postal delivery.
WE CARE

How We Work

Christchurch Health Centre has a multidisciplinary team which includes a Medical Doctor, Health Care Assistants, Audiologist, Osteopath; three Pharmacists supported by a pharmacy team, a Care Management team and highly trained experienced specialist carers. We have a contract with ECC to provide Domiciliary Care Services, we have an NHS contract to provide Pharmaceutical services, but we also provide these services privately direct to our customers. We are passionate about training and the Pharmacy was first registered to train Pre-registration pharmacists in 2005. We currently have three pre-registration trainees in training every year.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Managing Director

Mr. Baba Akomolafe

Baba Akomolafe (MRPharmS, BPharm, MGPhC, Dip Clinical Pharm) qualified as a Pharmacist in 1994. He is the Superintendent Pharmacist at Christchurch Pharmacy. He is also the Pharmaceutical Director of Christchurch Health Centre and a Pharmacy Trainer since 2005.

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Medical Director

Dr. Dupe Akomolafe

Dr Dupe Akomolafe is a local GP who qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1994 and has been working in General Practice since 2003. Her job is centred around caring for people of all ages and with a wide range of medical conditions. She is passionate about fitness and women’s health. She is an experienced Aesthetic practitioner, certified gym instructor and family planning trainer.

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THE CARE TEAM

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Care Manager

Lisa King

Lisa has over 13 years’ experience in the care industry and has developed in all areas of care. She began working as a Care Assistant and has progressed through the years, gaining NVQ Diplomas at Levels 2, 3 & 5 in Health & Social Care. Lisa joined Christchurch in January 2019 as a Field Care Supervisor and was offered the position of Care Manager in November 2019.

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Care Coordinator

Amber Ferridge

Amber joined Christchurch as a Senior Carer in July 2018 and in January 2020 Amber was offered the role of Field Care Supervisor. Later that year she progressed to Care Coordinator. As well as working on the rotas, Amber helps manage the on-call service over evenings and weekends. She holds a first-class BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies and is currently studying for her NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care.

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HR Officer/Trainer

Michelle Kirk

Michelle has worked in the care industry for 5 years, predominantly as a Senior Care Worker. She joined the Christchurch team in April 2019 and was offered the position of HR Officer/Trainer in January 2020.

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Administrator

Joe Hadfield

Joe joined Christchurch in April 2017 and has a total of 9 years’ experience working in Administration. He holds a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration and he is currently studying for an AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

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Field Care Supervisor

Sam White

Sam has 6 years’ experience caring for adults and joined the Christchurch team as a Care Assistant in March 2016. In December of that year Sam was promoted to Senior Care Worker. She holds NVQ Level 3 certificates in Health & Social Care and Hospitality & Supervision.