Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice


MAY 2018

– supporting carers 5yrs – adult with a range of services.
9.30am – 11.30 am on 2nd Wednesday of every month
Carers Coffee morning
11.30 am -1.30 pm on 2nd Wednesday of every month

HEALTHWATCH DIABETES PEER SUPPORT GROUP – Providing support & advice for people living with type 2 Diabetes.
3.30pm – 5.30pm

WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker showcasing what’s on in the local area
9.30am – 12.30pm on 3rd Monday of every month
HEALTHWATCH – representing the views of people using health services
10am – 12am

NO SMOKING CLINIC – for South Lewisham GP patients only.
12 pm – 5pm daily

Book appointments at reception or through Emiss.
NB: See information below for other No Smoking clinics in the borough


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

HEALTHWATCH DIABETES PEER SUPPORT GROUPS – Do you have diabetes and want support within your community? Healthwatch Lewisham has set up a diabetes peer support group in each local neighbourhood across the London Borough of Lewisham. The groups are open to everyone and people can drop in on the day. We are planning for the meetings to take place every other month, and there will be opportunities for the groups to meet in-between and take part in group activities.
Come along and talk with others who may be experiencing the same issues as you. Our groups look to provide support and offer advice around exercise, nutrition, motivation and mental wellbeing.
For information about the groups, please contact Fay Russell-Clark on 020 8690 5012 or email

HEALTHWATCH LEWISHAM – Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.
Looking for information about health or social care services?
Do you want to comment on the services you receive?
We are Healthwatch Bromley and Lewisham, helping you to shape and improve services you use.
Website Tel: 020315 1916 Email:

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

 To book a space in the South Lewisham Group Practice waiting area or for more information Email:
South Lewisham Group Practice, 50 Conisborough Crescent Catford SE6 2SP
Free health & wellbeing information, advice & support

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