Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice



MONDAY 12th WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker showcasing what’s on in the local area. 10am onwards
MONDAY 12th 1LIFE FIT BUS PROJECT – mini bus service to exercise venues for older isolated people. 10 am – approx. 2pm
TUESDAY 13th HEALTHWATCH DIABETES PEER SUPPORT GROUP – Providing support and advice for Diabetes problems. 3.30pm – 5.30pm
WEDNESDAY 14th   CARERS LEWISHAM – supporting carers 5yrs – adult. Range of services.
9am -11.30am on 2nd WEDNESDAY every month
WEDNESDAY 14th  Carers Coffee morning 11.30am-1.30pm on 2nd WEDNESDAY every month
MONDAY 19th AGEING WELL IN LEWISHAM-LCC – support and befriending services to people aged 50+ in Lewisham. 10 – 11.30am
MONDAY 26th 1LIFE FIT BUS PROJECT – mini bus service to exercise venues for older isolated people. 10 am – approx. 2pm
EVERY THURSDAY NO SMOKING CLINIC– for South Lewisham GP patients only.
12noon – 5pm
Book appointments at reception or through Emis.
See information below for more clinics in the borough


AGEING WELL in Lewisham-LCC – Is a project run by Lewisham Churches Care, an established charity that provides support and befriending services to people aged 50+ living in South Lewisham. A small staff team supported by volunteers and in partnership with other Community organisations, co-ordinate befriending groups in community venues where folk can share an activity, learn a new skill or join an exercise group and make new friends, helping to reduce social isolation and improve their physical and mental health and quality of life. Contact Tel: 020 8698 3735
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

NO SMOKING CLINIC – If you are a patient of South Lewisham Group Practice the No smoking Clinic is Every Thursday afternoon between 12 pm – 5pm and to Book an appointment to see an advisor via our reception or through EMIS.
For anyone looking to stop smoking you are four times more likely to quit if you engage with the stop smoking services who are there to give you advice and information on the advantages of not smoking and how you can achieve your goal.
NB: If you are a Lewisham resident you can book an appointment at your GP, or pop down to the local pharmacy, or one of the following community clinics (you can just turn up to these clinics and see the advisor on the day):
Rushey Green Group Practice: Tuesday – 1 – 4 pm
Downham Health and Leisure Centre: Tuesday – 4 pm – 8 pm and Thursday – 10 am – 2.30 pm
Laurence House: Wednesday – 12 noon – 2.30 pm
Waldron Health Centre: Wednesday – 12 noon – 7.30 pm
Burnt Ash Surgery: Thursday – 3 – 5 pm

WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Come find out about events, activities and services for all ages across Whitefoot ward and the surrounding area. From fitness classes to lunch clubs, volunteering opportunities and crafts for kids, there’s something in Whitefoot for the whole community. Your Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker will be on hand to answer questions, let you know how to get involved and listen to what else you’d like to see going on.
For more info contact ring 07927 372 800 or to sign up to Whitefoot Community News for regular community updates visit

1LIFE – FIT BUS PROJECT – An exciting project managed by Downham Health & Leisure Centre. The Fit Bus is a 9-seater minibus which will go to locations in Lewisham and Bromley with a large variety of equipment on board. There are two qualified instructors who drive the bus to regular locations including parks, housing estates, community groups, schools and retirement homes. They will deliver physical activity sessions at all locations, with information also given on exercising outside of the sessions and on healthy eating too. Please attend in ‘sporty’ wear with a bottle of water.
Timetable available on line – Come along to any of the sessions listed on the website. If it is only suitable (or funded) for a certain age or demographic please check before attending. Some sessions are free and others cost £1 this is also listed below. All abilities are very welcome, and all sessions are inclusive. For anything that is listed on the timetable as ‘multi-sport’ the participants can choose the sport or activity, other sessions have specific sports that will be delivered.

To book a space in the South Lewisham Group Practice waiting area or for more information Email:


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