Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice


APRIL 2019

WEDNESDAY 10th CARERS LEWISHAM Supporting carers 5yrs – adult with a range of services.
9.30am -11.30 am on 2nd Wednesday of every month
WEDNESDAY 10th CARERS COFFEE MORNING 11.30 am -1.30 pm on 2nd Wednesday of every month

10.30am – 12pm on 3rd Tuesday of every month. Come and meet new people, find out about activities happening locally, and learn how to stay healthy.

EVERY THURSDAY NO SMOKING CLINIC for South Lewisham GP patients only. 12 pm – 5pm each Thursday Book appointments at reception or through Emiss. NB: See information below for other quit smoking clinics in the borough.


What do you want from the NHS?

Healthwatch Lewisham are coming to South Lewisham Group Practice to ask for your views on the NHS Long Term Plan.

Monday 15th APRIL 2019

From 9.30am – 11.30am Please come along and have your say

The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan for making this happen over the next ten years. It covers:

  • Helping more people to stay well and tackling health inequalities.
  • Improving how the NHS works so that people can get help more easily and closer to home.
  • More money invested in technology
  • Making care better. The NHS wants to get better at looking after people with cancer, lung and heart diseases, mental illness, dementia, learning disabilities, and autism.

The NHS in every area of the country has been asked by NHS England to come up with a local plan explaining how these priorities will be delivered locally.

Your Healthwatch organisations, placed in each borough, are working together to find out what local people think. What people tell Healthwatch Lewisham will be shared with the NHS and will be used to help develop the plan for South East London.

What would you do?

We are encouraging local people to complete straightforward, anonymous surveys to share their views on these issues, which will affect every one of us during our lifetimes. You can also share your views by completing the Healthwatch Lewisham survey on line

The NHS will work only if it is designed around people’s priorities and real-life needs. We need to hear from as many individuals, groups and communities as possible.



A golden opportunity for “golden agers” to meet new people, find out about activities happening locally, and learn how to stay healthy. Co-led by South Lewisham Group Practice and Ageing Well in Lewisham, the group will meet monthly for coffee/tea and conversation. All welcome. FREE.
Monthly on 3rd Tuesdays, starting 16th April, 2019 10:30am–12:00pm @
South Lewisham Health Centre, 50 Conisborough Crescent, Catford SE6 2SP
Tel: 0208 698 3735 for more information Email:

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 Carers Coffee Morning 11.30 – 1.30pm.
Contact tel: 020 8699 8686 Web:

Lewisham Stop Smoking Service – Email: Tel: 0800 0820 388.
Lewisham Council Stop Smoking Service – Online quit smoking tool. The Stop Smoking Service have
developed a quit tool that you can use from your phone, tablet or PC. The tool is:
 simple to use
 helps to work out the best treatment for you
 texts you when you may need moral support or a boost to help you on your journey to quit smoking.

NO SMOKING CLINIC for patients of South Lewisham Group Practice – Clinic held every Thursday
afternoon between 12 pm – 5pm. To book an appointment to see an advisor access via the surgery reception
or on line through EMISS.
NB: 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.


For more information or to book a space in the South Lewisham Group Practice waiting area or for more information please email:

South Lewisham Group Practice, 50 Conisborough Crescent Catford SE6 2SP
Free health & wellbeing information, advice & support

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