South East London Treatment Access Policy
The policy is reviewed and updated on an annual basis. We have now completed our most recent review, updating the evidence and drawing on input from local clinical staff.
NHS England lifts legal directions
Lewisham and Greenwich CCGs have had legal directions related to quality of performance lifted by NHS England following significant improvements.
LGBTQI Maternity Voice
On Saturday 9 February Maternity Voices Partnership will be holding an event at PLACE / Ladywell for expectant or new parents that identify as LGBTQI.
NHS Long Term Plan is now published
The NHS Long Term Plan is the NHS plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life and will help people age well.
Lewisham Air App
If you live, work or study in the Lewisham borough, download our air-quality app, Lewisham Air, to get news and alerts about air quality.
Lewisham CCG on the move
From Wednesday 12 December, NHS Lewisham CCG will be relocating to the third floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU.
Protect yourself against flu this winter
It is best to have the flu vaccination in the autumn before any outbreaks of flu. Remember that you need it every year, so don't assume you are protected because you had one last year.
1 in 10 children and young people in London have asthma but less than half of these have an asthma management plan or know how to use their inhaler correctly.
Celebrating NHS 70 at Lewisham People's Day
Lewisham People's Day is south east London's longest-running free festival. It is a celebration of music, art, craft and community, which attracts over 25,000 visitors each year.
Walk Your Way to Health
Public Health England's One You campaign is encouraging Londoners to get fit by brisk walking for 10 minutes a day
Pharmacy Opening Times this May Day Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays are a busy time for your GP practice and local hospitals, so to ensure that everyone can receive the right care and treatment, it is important to know where the best place is for you to go for your health needs.
TB Screening in Lewisham
World Tuberculosis Day takes place on Saturday 24 March, it is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease.
How we use your information
Health and social care services need to share some of your information so that you can receive the best possible care.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging women to become more aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer this month because they are easily missed!
Lewisham Health Lectures are BACK!
The Safe Sex & Contraception Lecture, part of a series of events will empower and inform young people to make the best decision if they decide to have sex.
Act F.A.S.T to save lives
The quicker people get help for someone who has had a suspected stroke, the better their chance of recovery, say GPs in Lewisham.
Lewisham CCG make Sugar Smart pledge
Sugar Smart Lewisham is a joint campaign with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and the food charity Sustain to tackle the issue that we consume too much sugar.
Pharmacies on hand to help this winter
The over 65s and people with long-term conditions are being encouraged to Stay Well this Winter by taking advantage of free flu jabs and keeping in touch with their local pharmacy if they feel poorly.
Mental Health Crisis Line
Patients can now access Lewisham's mental health crisis line via the Single Point of Access (SPA) one number- 02083147777.
Research study wins award
A midwifery research study has been awarded the Most Innovative Collaboration by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London (CLAHRC).
Take care of yourself this winter
Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there are a number of things you can do to keep your family and yourself well this winter.
Take care of your self
Home is where most of us want to be when we're ill. Yet many people still visit the GP or A&E for conditions that could be treated at home.
National Arthritis Week 12-19 October 2017
National Arthritis Week (October 12-19) is highlighting the problem and says one-in-four people live with the condition in the UK, managing their condition with a combination of pain killers and anti-rheumatic drugs.
CQC Report into Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (17 August)CQC Report into Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust published its report into Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust following the Trust-wide inspection carried out in March 2017.
Our Healthier Lewisham
Interested in the future of your health and care services? Come to an event for residents to find out more about plans for local health and care services in Lewisham and across south east London.
Carers Week 12 - 17 June 2017
Carers Week is all about reminding people of the tireless dedication of carers and the positive impact of their thankless work.
Diabetes Week 2017
Diabetes Week, 11 – 17 June, is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the condition and to increase our understanding of what can cause it and how to prevent it.
Care Plus Partnership Learning Review
Care Plus Partnership was a CCG funded organisation providing care and treatment to adults with acquired brain injury that went into voluntary administration in February 2016.
Accessing GP Online Services
Every GP practice in Lewisham now offers online access, enabling you to perform a range of services via your computer, tablet or mobile.
Stay Well This Winter
Winter came early in 2016 with a late November cold snap registering below freezing temperatures across the UK. Stay Well This Winter aims to help you prepare for the remainder of the winter season.
It's that time of the year again and the world's largest men's health movement is gearing up for another worldwide assault on upper lips.
With the temperature dropping in recent weeks, autumn is well and truly upon us – which means that bugs like the flu are on the rise. GPs in Lewisham are encouraging local residents to make sure they stay well.
World Arthritis Day 2016
World Arthritis Day is back to help raise awareness, influence public policy and to otherwise provide support to the 350 million people worldwide who suffer from rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.
Commissioning of Local GP practice services in Lewisham CCG
The Primary Care Joint Committee of NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS England will meet in public to undertake their responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services on the evening of Thursday 20 October 2016.
Get prepared for August bank holiday
With the bank holiday fast approaching - GP's in Lewisham are reminding local people to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions over the August bank holiday
Lewisham is baby friendly
Unicef, the children’s charity, has recognised Lewisham with its prestigious Level 3 Baby Friendly Award, the highest level attainable.
NHS 111 is changing
Throughout England, local NHS 111 services are currently being redesigned so that 111 is a single point of contact for urgent care services from Autumn 2017.
Lewisham is getting hot!
Lewisham may experience "heatwave" conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts.
Commissioning of GP services in Lewisham
The Primary Care Joint Committee of NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS England will meet in public to undertake their responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services on the evening of Wednesday 29 June 2016.
New IT provider for GPs in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) can announce that North & East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) has been named as the preferred bidder to provide IT services for the borough’s GP practices as well as staff working for the CCG.
Commissioning of GP practice services in Lewisham
The Primary Care Joint Committee of NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS England will meet in public to undertake their responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services on the evening of Thursday 28 April 2016.
Lewisham CCG supporting the One You campaign
March sees the launch of 'One You'; a new public health campaign supporting adults in choosing to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing long-term conditions in the future.
Be clear on cancer
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning (CCG) is joining with NHS organisations across the country this month to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms.
World Cancer Day 2016
World Cancer Day is a global event that takes place every year on 4 February in a bid to unite the world's population in the fight against cancer.
Lewisham Primary Care Joint Committee meeting
The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London (NHS Bexley CCG, NHS Bromley CCG, NHS Greenwich CCG, NHS Lambeth CCG, NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS Southwark CCG) and NHS England will meet in public
Bid booze goodbye, keep January dry
Doctors in Lewisham are supporting Dry January's 'bid booze goodbye, keep January dry' this year in order to raise awareness about excessive drinking.
Make sure you get the right NHS help this Christmas
Lewisham residents are being asked to consider how they use their local hospitals over the festive season, as doctors and nurses continue to provide round the clock care throughout one of the busiest times of the year.
NHS Health Help Now App launched in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham CCG has launched a new mobile and online service to help people in Lewisham to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need health care in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.
Think positive RETHINK HIV
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December, this year the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is challenging people to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV, with the 'Think Positive: Rethink HIV' campaign.
Lewisham Primary Care joint Committee
The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London and NHS England will meet in public to on 10 December 2015.
Did you know that it is usual for adults to have two to four colds a year while children are likely to have three to eight as their immune system is more susceptible to viral infections?
Join the Movember movement
Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2015 campaign encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a mo or commit to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
Lewisham GPs shine spotlight on mental health
Every year, around 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem, and yet the condition is still something that many people don't understand or want to talk about.
Get a flu jab and stay well this winter
Parents of children aged two, three and four are being reminded that they can help protect their little ones from flu this winter with one simple free nasal spray.
Local Health Providers continue winning streak
The Lewisham Integrated Medicines Optimisation Service (LIMOS), commissioned by NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and run by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, has been recognised in the Value in Healthcare Awards 2015.
Tell us what you think of 111
Around 26,000 calls are made to NHS 111 in south east London every month. And if you've used it, NHS Lewisham CCG wants to know what you think of the service.
Local doctors support breastfeeding week
World Breastfeeding Week 2015 (1-7 August) is once again supporting and empowering women to breastfeed. Whether women are working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, the week is all about women's right to breastfeed anywhere and everywhere.
Stay safe in the heat
As the weather hots up this week GPs in Lewisham are encouraging people to make sure they protect themselves and their families in the heat.
Your Voice Counts says NHS Lewisham CCG
Lewisham residents are invited to help shape the future of the borough’s community-based health and care services at a ‘Your Voice Counts’ event, hosted by NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Lewisham Council on Saturday 4 July 2015.
Patient participation awareness week
GPs in Lewisham are encouraging people to find out how they can get involved in improving local health services during patient participation awareness week which runs between June 1 and June 6.
Reducing medicine waste in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham CCG new campaign 'It's okay to ask about medicines' launches today Monday 18 May in a bid to tackle unnecessary medicine waste.
Support dementia awareness week in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging residents to support dementia awareness week this month and help spread the word that life doesn't end when dementia begins.
Help reduce medicines waste in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group's new campaign 'It's okay to ask about medicines' launches on 18 May in a bid to tackle unnecessary medicine waste.
Dementia is Everyone’s Business!
Come along to our free dementia awareness event on Monday 18 May, 10am - 4pm at Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4RU.
Use A and E responsibly this Easter
With Easter just around the corner, NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department over the four day weekend.
Open days for carers
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Proud to be a Quitter!
GPs in Lewisham are urging people across the borough to take the first step in quitting smoking for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 11th March.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Act FAST if you experience stroke symptoms
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Public Health England's annual 'Act Fast' campaign which aims to highlight the common symptoms of stroke and mini strokes.
Help design better healthcare services in Lewisham
We want to make sure that people in south east London get the support and care they need and want. We are calling on Lewisham residents to join us at a workshop to tell us what matters most in staying healthy.
National Obesity Week 2015
GPs in Lewisham are encouraging people in the borough to consider looking at the small lifestyle changes they can make to either prevent or address obesity during National Obesity Awareness Week 2015.
Could you give up alcohol for 31 days
NHS Lewisham CCG is encouraging people in Lewisham to take part in Dry January from Thursday 1 January 2015 and take a month-long break from alcohol.
Reduce your family's sugar intake
From this month, parents can benefit from new tips and practical advice to help them reduce the amount of sugar their kids eat and drink during the day.
Choose well this Christmas
The London Ambulance Service has been receiving very high numbers of calls in recent weeks and is expecting to be under further pressure over the Christmas and New Year period.
Health and Care services workshop is cancelled
The interactive workshop on the future of health and care services in south east London which was due to take place on Friday 12 December for Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley has been cancelled.
We have teamed up with the London Ambulance Service and Mayor of London to help Londoners plan a great and safe party this festive season.
World Aids Day 2014 - 1 December
Local residents can show their support for World AIDS Day on Monday 1 December 2014 by getting tested for HIV and by wearing a red ribbon - the universal symbol for HIV, uniting with people around the world in the fight against HIV.
Made in Movember
Movember - the worldwide moustache growing phenomena with comic appeal – returns this month with a serious message for men's health.
Self Care for Life – be healthy this winter
Self care week promotes the importance of being prepared this winter when seasonal illnesses are more frequent, by treating minor ailments and illnesses at home and seeking the advice of your pharmacist as a first port of call.
Don’t just go to A and E
Your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department is under pressure because too many people turn up for treatment when it’s not a serious emergency.
Blood in your pee Speak to your GP
Every year, around 16,600 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer. Around 7,500 people die from bladder or kidney cancer in England each year, but this needn't be the case. Knowing what to look out for saves lives.
Lewisham LIMOS shortlisted for HSJ Award
Lewisham Integrated Medical Optimisation Service otherwise known as ‘LIMOS’ has been shortlisted for HSJ (Health Service Journal) Award for Managing Long-term Conditions.
Get flu safe in Lewisham
As winter approaches, it's now time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.
Join the Stoptober Challenge this October!
The Stoptober challenge returns this month. The 28-day stop smoking challenge saw nearly a quarter of a million people in England and Wales sign up to Stoptober last year, pledging to stop smoking for 28 days.
Happy Heads Festival at SLAM
Happy Heads Festival at SLAM
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) is hosting their first ever ‘Happy Heads’ festival this summer. It is an event dedicated to promoting the ‘five ways to well-being’ among local teenagers.
Heat Alert 2014
A 'level 2' heatwave alert has been issued by the MET Office today, which means there is a 60% probability of heatwave conditions between 0800 on Friday and 0800 on Sunday in parts of England, which includes the South East.
Heat safe July 2014
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling on local people to stay safe in the heat as temperatures rise in London.
An update on the care.data programme
NHS England has announced an extension to the proposed roll out of the care.data programme, which helps the NHS to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best.
Carers Week 2014
This year Carers Week takes place from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 June 2014 and centres on the idea of a Carers Quest – the greatest new drive to reach out to carers in the UK.
Diabetes Awareness Week 2014
This year the Diabetes Week theme is ‘i Can’. We know that diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. This Diabetes Week, Diabetes UK wants your stories of all the things you can do, and the challenges you’ve overcome.
Falls Awareness Week 2014
During Falls Awareness Week (16 – 22 June), we are raising awareness of what you can do to prevent a fall, and what you should do if one happens.
Dementia Awareness Week
NHS Lewisham CCG is teaming up with the Alzheimer's Society to support Dementia Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2014.
You Only Die Once
During Dying Matters Awareness Week, we're encouraging everyone to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May 2014 is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world, and we've partnered with the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of mental health and well-being issues.
Action on Stroke Month
The Stroke Association's Action on Stroke Month returns for the third time running this May. The theme for Action on Stroke Month 2014 is transient ischemic attacks (TIA) or mini-stroke.
Healthy shopping in Lewisham
Join in a free 'shopping for health' tour with a Lewisham Hospital dietitian - 10am, Friday 2 May 2014 at Sainsbury's, Sydenham, SE26
Let’s talk about bowel cancer
Our bowels aren’t always on the top of our list of things we choose talk about but April is bowel cancer awareness month so let’s get to it!
Clinical Commissioning goes live in Lewisham
1 April 2013 marks the beginning of a new era for health services in Lewisham when the new NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (Lewisham CCG) becomes the commissioner of most healthcare services for the population of Lewisham.
Business as usual at Lewisham Hospital
Services at Lewisham Hospital are very much open for business. Since the Secretary of State’s announcement on changes to services in south east London, many people think that some services have closed at Lewisham Hospital.
Get the best from your medicines
At least £2 million worth of medicines are wasted in south east London every year. Better medicine management could save millions of pounds which could be invested in other health.
Diabetes Community Champions
Diabetes UK is looking for Black, Asian and minority ethnic volunteers in Lewisham who have good connections with their local community to come forward to be a part of an innovative project being funded by NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group.
Carers week 2013
People caring for a friend or relative can sometimes feel invisible and unrecognised by society.
NHS Lewisham CCG has produced a prospectus which outlines what we do, what our priorities are and how we plan, buy and monitor health services for Lewisham people.
Be Clear On Lung Cancer in Lewisham
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people to think about lung cancer as part of the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign running throughout July.
NHS Lewisham CCG announce new chair
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is pleased to confirm that following our recent Governing Body elections, our new Chair is Dr Marc Rowland.
We are up for the challenge, are you
During September we are asking patients, public, partners and staff whether they are up for the challenge of helping us do things differently in Lewisham.
Get the jab, get flu safe in Lewisham
As winter approaches, it’s now time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.
Healthy Living Champions in pharmacies celebrate success
Staff at pharmacies across Lewisham last week celebrated the successful completion of a public health qualification. Staff used Chemist+Druggist Training's Well Being course to gain their Royal Society of Public Health Award.
Personal health budgets go live in Lewisham
We are pleased to announce that from 14th October 2013, personal health budgets will become available for Lewisham residents eligible for fully funded continuing healthcare.
Ask Your Pharmacist Week, 4 - 9 November
Did you know that in Lewisham we have 54 pharmacies? Local, convenient and many of them open 7 days a week. The pharmacy near you is a great place to go to get professional advice on everyday health issues.
Mental Health Engagement Event
The Lewisham Mental Health Partnership Board invites you to attend the 14th Mental Health & Wellbeing Stakeholders’ Event held at the Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall.
Self Care week
NHS Lewisham CCG is supporting Self Care Week 2013, which runs from 18 - 24 November
Get well without antibiotics
To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18th November 2013 Lewisham Council and Lewisham CCG are highlighting the fact that antibiotics do not cure all illnesses.
NHS Lewisham CCG Governing Body of the Year
We are delighted to announce that NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group was last week announced as winner of the NHS Board/Governing Body of the Year award at the London NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2013.
Winter friends pledge
We are calling for people to sign a pledge saying they will look in on an elderly friend or neighbour this winter.
6 March 2014 Governing Body meeting announced
The next NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting held in public will take place on Thursday 6 March 1 - 3.30pm at Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, SE6 4RU.
Be clear on lung cancer Lewisham
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people to think about lung cancer as part of the national 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign.
Care Act consultation
Care Act 2014: Give your views on how should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms.
The Department of Health is for your views about the draft regulations and guidance on part 1 of the Care Act 2014.
The CCG at the Phoenix Festival
On Saturday 13 May we attended the Phoenix Festival in Downham. Thousands of residents visited the Festival, now in its ninth year, for a day of free activities and live music.
Continued demand on emergency services at Lewisham Hospital
Demand on emergency and hospital services in south east London, including University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital has continued to increase. NHS services are working together to respond to this pressure however we need your help.