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NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group puts the spotlight on health at the Phoenix Festival 


NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was out in force at the Phoenix Festival in Downham on Saturday 10 May.   Hosted by Phoenix Community Housing, the event, which has been running for several years,  welcomed around 6000 people.    Many health organisations and local health and wellbeing schemes were there.  Led by the Downham Nutrition Partnership the 'health' tent proved to be very popular and attracted many visitors.   The CCG talked to over 100 local residents to ask them about their local health services including "what works well in the NHS?" and "what needs improving?"


Mark Drinkwater, Engagement Officer said : "This event proved to be an excellent opportunity to talk to the public and to find out what they think of local health and care services.   Over 100 people told us what they appreciated about services and gave us some suggestions about how those services could be even better.  We also heard from local MP Heidi Alexander and Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham".


To support the health living messages, the CCG held a raffle and the lucky winners received healthy prizes, including a fruit basket and a vegetable basket.

At the event, the CCG also promoted plans to improve health  and services across south east London as part of the Our Healthier South East London programme . The "Help us improve your local NHS" issues paper is available on the programme website at


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