Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice


Thursday 3rd            ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR ALL – supporting inactive patients
Thursday 3rd            LEWISHAM HEALTH TRAINERS CLINIC – 1–1 support on health & weight management.
Wednesday 9th        CARERS LEWISHAM – supporting carers 5yrs – adult. Range of services. 9 -11.30am
Wednesday 9th        CARERS LEWISHAM – Carers Coffee morning. 11.30-1.30pm
Thursday 10th          ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR ALL – supporting inactive patients
Thursday 10th          LEWISHAM HEALTH TRAINERS CLINIC – 1–1 support on health & weight management
Thursday 17th          ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR ALL – supporting inactive patients
Thursday 17th          LEWISHAM HEALTH TRAINERS CLINIC – 1–1 support on health & weight management
Tuesday 22nd           METROPOLITAN POLICE SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD – Police surgery   10 – 12pm
Thursday 24th          ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR ALL – supporting inactive patients
Thursday 24th          COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICE – Promoting local services & support, & awareness of Diabetes, COPD & Asthma
Thursday 24th          LEWISHAM HEALTH TRAINERS CLINIC – 1–1 support on health & weight management
Tuesday 29th            HEALTHWATCH – representing the views of people using health services 10– 12am
Wednesday 30th     SELDOC – Urgent out of hour’s medical care. 10am – 12pm

Information/advice/support Market Place at
South Lewisham Group Practice, 50 Conisborough Crescent Catford SE6 2SP

Stallholders offering free information & advice on health & wellbeing.
Mornings between 9am – 12pm or as stated above.


ABBOTTSHALL CENTRE & ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR ALL – Funded by the National Lottery through Sport England. A three year programme open to all residents 14yrs & over living in Catford South /Whitefoot /Downham /Grove Park /Rushey Green wards. Aim is to support inactive residents to lead a more active lifestyle through participating in 30 minutes of FREE sport related activity per week. Activities include: Circuit Training / Nordic Walking / Pilates / Step Aerobics / Walking Football / Swimming /Belly Blast/Aerobics. At surgery every Thursday morning.

CARERS LEWISHAM – supports anyone in Lewisham who, unpaid, looks after a mentally /physically ill /disabled relative / friend. Support carers aged 5 upwards to include advice /information /emotional support /breaks /chance to meet other carers/ time out from caring activities i.e. relaxation days /wellbeing sessions /coping strategies. Specialist support for parent carers /carer of people with dementia / carers of people with mental health problems /older carers /carers caring for someone nearing the end of their life. At Surgery second Wednesday each month @ 9 – 11.30am then offer Carers Coffee Morning 11.30 – 1.30pm. Tel: 020 8699 8686

LEWISHAM HEALTH CHAMPIONS’ PROGRAMME: On the last Thursday of every month our team is available at South Lewisham Health Centre, promoting local services specifically targeted at residents living with, or at risk of, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Diabetes. Your Lewisham Health Champions are here to: –
Raise and increase awareness around Diabetes, COPD and Asthma diseases amongst local residents. Raise awareness of local support groups and peer-support programmes especially amongst the ethnic minority communities in Lewisham.
Provide culturally specific information to local people about diabetes, COPD and Asthma. You will find us at locally led health promotion events and talks and we can be contacted on 0203 049 3250 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

LEWISHAM HEALTH TRAINERS – The Health Trainer services are free and available to Lewisham residents over 18 years of age. Lewisham Health Trainers offer One-To-One support and Shape Up/ Weight Management programs around changing or adopting a healthier lifestyle. Every Thursday at South Lewisham Health Centre, you could see their Health Trainer for up to 8 sessions of intensive support, to set your goals, support you to help you achieve them, encourage & motive you to lead into a healthier lifestyle. Contact: Freephone: 08081410118.

METROPOLITAN SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM – holding regular ‘surgeries’ where residents can obtain advice or talk about their concerns in an informal setting. Privacy space available if needed.
Follow on TWITTER: Sgt Berry @MPSWhitefootSgt

SELDOC – Urgent medical care for patients in Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham when GP is closed. Will be informing patients about their services. At surgery the 4th Wednesday of each month.


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I am a retired carer with nine years of experience as layout editor of a local magazine in Somerset. I now live in Catford with my partner.

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