Dr Julie Hammond

Dr Hammond is a GP, advanced medical aesthetics practitioner, mentor and passionate advocate for health equity. She has a special interest in mental health and women’s health, and has obtained the DRCOG qualification and holds a BSc in Psychology from King’s College University. Her dedication to mental health advocacy and education is exemplified through her work as a trustee at the Sarah Agnes Foundation and West Kent Mind. She is committed to promoting and enhancing access to affordable counselling services for those in need of high-quality mental health support. Her advocacy efforts aim to eliminate barriers to counselling and psychotherapy, advancing the mission of equitable access to mental health support. Dr Hammond is passionate about effecting positive change in healthcare on both a national and global scale and has completed an internship at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland within the Mental Health Policy and Service Development Department.  


She serves as a board member for multiple organisations dedicated to creating a more inclusive and representative healthcare system including the British Medical Association’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Group, and Black Female Doctors UK, where she holds the role of Events Director. Through her active involvement, she plays a significant role in shaping strategies and advocating for policy changes that support equal opportunities and improve the representation of black professionals in the medical field.


Dr Hammond has also been selected as a delegate for UN Women UK. She is part of a task force that is developing a data literacy tool. The tool aims to create opportunities for women to improve their earning potential, employment prospects, and access to vital information. This initiative has the potential to empower women and contribute significantly to achieving greater gender equality.


In addition to the above, Dr Hammond is a committee member of the PRUH Maternity Voices Partnership and is currently collaborating with the Kent and Medway NHS Integrated Care Board on a quality improvement project which aims to improve access and the maternity care experiences of women and birthing people from underrepresented communities and advance the goal of providing high-quality and equitable maternity care for all. 

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