Russian invasion of Ukraine

Dear colleagues

I’m sure you have all been deeply affected by the shocking and unprovoked military attacks on the Ukraine and the horrifying scenes of Ukrainian people attempting to escape their home cities.

For all of our colleagues who are from Ukraine, or still have friends and family there, or for anyone else who is directly affected by what’s happening, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts. As an organisation and management team, we will support you with whatever you need. Please talk to your line manager, myself or a member of EMT, or access our health and wellbeing pages on the intranet to see the wide range of support that’s available for you.

If you’d like to show your support for Ukraine and its people, there are a number of charities listed below which are working to donate goods, supplies and humanitarian aid to the country. Here are some examples:

I also wanted to share the attached letter which the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care has asked to be urgently cascaded to all staff within the NHS.

I know this will be an anxious and worrying time for many and we want to remind everyone to be respectful, kind and compassionate to each other. Please make sure you take the time to look after yourselves and those around you, and do let us know if there’s any further support that would be helpful during this time.

Best wishes,


Frances O’Callaghan
NCL CCG Accountable Officer – and Chief Executive Officer Designate,
North Central London Integrated Care Board