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Pharmacies open this bank holiday Monday 1 May 2017

Bank holiday Monday 1 May pharmacies open in Lambeth

Your invitation to our Healthier Lambeth event - date to be confirmed soon

This event has been postponed - visit this page soon for new the rescheduled event information

Pharmacies open this Easter

The pharmacies below will be open as shown this Easter.

Stay Well This Easter

Residents in Lambeth are reminded about the range of health services available on Good Friday the 14th April and Easter Monday the 17th April.

Parkinson's Awareness Week April 10th - 16th 2017

We are supporting the Parkinson's Uk campaign to increase research into the illness affecting approximately 127,000 people in the UK – that’s one in every 500 people.

Consultation on NHS prescriptions in Lambeth

NHS Lambeth CCG is seeking the views of local people on proposals to make some changes to prescribing guidance around over-the-counter medicines, malaria prevention medicines for travel and selected travel vaccinations.

Walk in Centre closure

The NHS Walk-in Centre in Gracefield Gardens, Streatham, closes at the end of March, but additional GP appointments are available in Lambeth.

Chairs appointed for local care networks

Following a selection process involving a variety of stakeholders, chairs for two of the three Local Care Networks (LCNs) in the borough have been appointed.

Local people discuss CCG's work

Members of the public turned out to the latest NHS Lambeth CCG Governing Body meeting in public to hear and discuss a packed agenda.

Health information for Portuguese speakers

A booklet about primary care health services has been produced for Portuguese speakers in Lambeth.

Lambeth CCG supports plans for best possible care

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has endorsed the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) as the right direction for health services in the area.

Governing Body changes

Professor John Moxham, Director of Clinical Strategy for King's Health Partners, has stepped down from his role as a co-opted member of NHS Lambeth CCG's Governing Body.

Walk in Centre to close

Following extensive consultation, NHS Lambeth CCG has decided to close the NHS Walk in Centre in Streatham at the end of March 2017.

Governing Body changes and new CCG staff

Professor John Moxham, Director of Clinical Strategy for King's Health Partners, steps down from the CCG Governing Body.

Public welcome - Lambeth Primary Care Joint Committee, Wednesday 8 February 6pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Lambeth Primary Care Joint Committee on 8 February, 6-8.30pm.

Stay well this winter

Treat symptoms of winter ailments as soon as they appear.

Ready for a new you?

The One You campaign is all about encouraging people to think about lifestyle choices and empowering individuals to take charge of their own healthcare.

Lambeth health data system is shortlisted for an award

NHS Lambeth CCG’s DataNet has been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

NHS Lambeth CCG appoints external auditors

NHS Lambeth CCG has appointed KPMG as its external auditors from 1 April 2017.

Rapid testing clinic opens at Guy's Hospital

A new service has been developed for GPs to fast track patients for thorough checks if cancer is suspected but symptoms require further investigation.

Christmas cheer at Lambeth Walk Group Practice

Older patients registered at Lambeth Walk Group Practice enjoyed a Christmas party earlier this week.

Find Health Help Now

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a new online and mobile app to help Lambeth residents find the most appropriate treatment or health service provider - depending on what's wrong, where they're located and the time of day.

Walk in Centre review - come and find out more

Find out more about our Walk in Centre review by coming along to Gracefield Gardens Health Centre in Streatham on Monday (19 December).

Stay well this Christmas

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local people to prepare now for the Christmas and New Year festive season and stock up on medicines.

New asthma toolkit to help improve care for children with asthma in Lambeth

A new asthma toolkit has been launched in Lambeth to support health professionals, schools, parents and care to provide the best care for children and young people with the condition in London.

South east London health committee to decide on whether to launch public consultation on improving orthopaedic care

A committee set up to make decisions about commissioning in south east London will decide whether a public consultation should begin on plans for improving orthopaedic care.

Access to GP appointments in Lambeth

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing GP appointments across the borough and wants to hear your views.

Lambeth Mental Health Futures Workshops

Join in workshops in November and December to explore the possibilities for change in the way mental health is supported in Lambeth over the next five to 10 years.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan commends NHS Lambeth CCG for commitment to employee health and wellbeing

We have been recognised for our dedication to our employees by the London Healthy Workplace Charter.

Brixton Reel 2016

The Brixton Reel Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to working with diverse local communities. It shows the best new films and arts, and along the way explore positive images of mental well-being and self empowerment.​

Think before asking for antibiotics

GPs across Lambeth are calling on local residents to become ‘Antibiotic Guardians’ and think before asking their GP for antibiotics to treat common conditions like coughs and colds.

Spoken to your GP about mental health in the last year?

Tell us how it went and enter our £50 shop voucher prize.

Health checks for people with learning disabilities​

We are​ working with local GPs to increase the uptake of annual health checks by people with learning disabilities.

Developing better services in your community

Residents in Lambeth have told us that they want to be more involved in their health and that the health and care system needs to work better to support them.

Fab Change Day 2016

Fab Change Day: NHS organisations across the country are supporting the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS.

Public welcome at meeting to hear about primary care in Lambeth

The next Lambeth Primary Care Joint Committee takes place at Deptford Library from 6pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 20 October 2016.

Local Care Record wins EHI Award

The Local Care Record has won the ‘Best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services’ category.

World Mental Health Day 2016

We are supporting this year’s World Mental Health Day. The theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

Improving GP services in Lambeth

Lambeth patients, residents and community groups are invited to a discussion about how we develop primary care (GP) services in Lambeth.

Creating local health leaders

Our primary care development programme received a very positive evaluation in a report which emphasised the programme’s significant outcomes.

Wasted medicines set to cost local NHS £9 million in 2016

We are launching a new campaign to reduce medicines waste across the borough and encourage residents to think twice before ordering repeat prescriptions.

Second Lammy Awards celebrate local health and care heroes

NHS staff, council workers, volunteers and carers who have made outstanding contributions to health and social care in Lambeth had their chance to shine at the second annual Lammy Awards.

New programme develops health leaders in Lambeth

A development programme for GP 'emerging leaders' in Lambeth and Southwark has made a significant impact on the creation of GP federations and the local transformation of primary care.

Healthwatch Lambeth has board vacancies

A board chair and trustees are required.

Wanted: local people who go the extra mile

Do you know someone who provides exceptional health and care support and services? If so, we want you to nominate them for a special award. It could be a GP, a nurse, a team, unpaid carer or volunteer.

Going Home

NHS commissioners in Lambeth and Southwark joined with Healthwatch colleagues for a joint event to discuss how to improve the quality of support for people going home from hospital.

Lambeth CCG rated as good by NHS England and NHS Improvement

We are delighted to share with you the news that NHS Lambeth CCG has been rated as good in the NHS England annual assurance process.

Stay safe as temperatures soar

Being aware and prepared can you stay cool and safe during hot weather. Find out more.

Promoting Black health and wellbeing in Lambeth

Healthwatch Lambeth are hosting a "Promoting Black health and wellbeing in Lambeth" event on Saturday 21 May.

Public welcome at meeting of Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board

Everyone is invited to attend the next meeting of Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board on 6 July.

Public welcome at meeting to hear about health services in Lambeth

Members of the public are welcome to attend the next meeting of NHS Lambeth CCG Governing Body on Wednesday 6 July.

​Come along to our meeting about primary care services

Primary care services, and particularly local GP practices, are the first point of contact in the healthcare system for most local people. Come along to our meeting to find out more about services in Lambeth.

Celebrating patients

This week is Patient Participation Awareness Week (6-11 June) and NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is celebrating the support it gets from patients to help shape services.

Calling carers

As part of Carers Week (6-12 June), Carers Hub Lambeth is hosting a forum for carers on 9 June.

Seek support for mental health

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and GPs in Lambeth are encouraging people concerned about their mental health to seek support.

National award for Lambeth mental health service charity

A charity funded by NHS Lambeth CCG and Lambeth Council to provide mental health services for people in the borough has won a national award.

Celebrating International Nurses Day

NHS Lambeth CCG is marking International Nurses Day by celebrating the strides taken to help develop nursing in Lambeth.

Our Healthier South East London news

The Our Healthier South East London newsletter is out, with the latest news on the five-year strategy to improve health and care services across Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Don't let finding health advice cloud your bank holiday weekend

Finding health advice and treatment shouldn't cloud your bank holiday weekend. People in Lambeth can use Health Help Now, the app and website to help find suitable treatment and advice.

Lambeth Council consultation on public health services

Lambeth Council is keen to hear public views on how to make the best use of the money it spends on Public Health.

Have your say on local health matters

Come along and have your say on local health matters at three events taking place in the next couple of weeks.

Advice for patients during industrial action

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action planned for Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016, but some services will need to change. Find out more.

NHS England announces multi-billion plan to transform general practice with visit to Lambeth Walk

The head of NHS England today announced a multi-billion pound plan designed to support general practice, improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care.

CQC ask people who have received treatment for mental health issues to share their experiences

Do you get help from health professionals for feeling anxious, feeling stressed or feeling low? The CQC would like to hear from you.

Public welcome at meeting to hear about vision for south east London health services

At the meeting on Thursday 28 April, the focus of the discussion will be the development of the new Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for south-east London.

Public welcome at King’s College Alzheimer’s Research open day

The King’s College Alzheimer’s Research UK network will be holding an open day for the public on Friday 3 June

NHS Lambeth CCG announces new provider for IT services to GPs across the borough

NHS Lambeth CCG can today announce that North and 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.

Advice for patients during industrial action

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that its junior doctor members will take industrial action tomorrow (6 April) for 48 hours. Find out what actions patients should take if they become ill.

Public welcome at meeting to hear about GP services in Lambeth

Come along to our Primary Care Joint Committee​ meeting on 28 April and hear about how GP services are managed in Lambeth.

Learning on the job: why apprenticeships in primary care benefit everyone

The NHS in Lambeth recently joined with Lambeth Council to promote the benefits recruiting apprentices to the primary care workforce.

Don't turn finding health help into a long hunt this Easter

Finding health advice and treatment doesn't mean hunting high and low this Easter. People in Lambeth can use Health Help Now, the app and website to help find suitable treatment and advice when they need health help.

Help at hand to beat Type 2 diabetes in Lambeth

Lambeth is among a number of areas across London which have been announced in the first wave roll out of the world's first nationwide Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Cancellation of March meeting of the Lambeth Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee

The meeting of the Lambeth PCJC on 17 March has been cancelled.

Happy drummers in Lambeth

Older people in Lambeth are feeling happier thanks to some lively drumming.

Junior doctors industrial action

Advice for patients during industrial action.

Campaign urges people to tell their doctor if they notice blood in their pee

The current NHS Be Clear on Cancer campaign encourages people to go to their doctor if they notice blood in their pee, even if they only see it once. Find out more.

Have your say on mental health services

Members of the public are invited to have their say and find out more about what is going on locally to support people with mental health issues on 7 March.

Apprenticeships in Lambeth

Lambeth Community Education Provider Network are hosting an event to showcase the benefits of small to medium sized primary care providers recruiting an apprentice to their workforce.

Local Care Records

NHS organisations in Lambeth and Southwark have joined forces to improve patient care by sharing electronic patient records through a new secure system.

Industrial action planned for 10 February - advice for patients

Find out more about how the industrial action planned for 10 February could affect NHS services in Lambeth.

Come along and hear about primary care in Lambeth

Come along to our Primary Care Joint Committee​ meeting this week and hear about how GP services are managed in the boroughs of Lambeth, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark.

Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board meeting

Come along to the next meeting of the Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board which takes place on Wednesday 10 February from 6pm-8pm. It is a public meeting, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Lambeth residents benefit from Health and Wellbeing Fund

Residents from Vassall and Coldharbour wards in Brixton are benefitting from an injection of community spirit this winter after 13 local individuals and groups were awarded grants from the Health and Wellbeing Fund.

New NHS app to help cut A and E waiting times

​Waiting in those never-ending queues at A&E could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new health app recently launched across south east London.

Ask questions at GP commissioning meeting

Interested in local GP services? Come along to the Primary Care Joint Committee to find out more about how GP services are planned and contracted in south east London.

Dr Martin Godfrey elected to Lambeth CCG Governing Body

Member practices have recently been voting for the South West Locality representative vacancy on the Governing Body. Practices have elected Dr Martin Godfrey.

Tell us what you think about our plans

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants your views on its plans for buying health services in the borough for 2016/17.

Keep warm in winter weather

We're urging residents to keep warm and well as winter sets in and to check on older relatives and neighbours to ensure that they are safe and well.

CQC ‘good’ rating for South London and Maudsley

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has achieved a 'good' overall rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with some services rated as 'outstanding'.

Change4Life launches Sugar Smart

A new campaign that highlights the high levels of sugar found in children's everyday foods and drinks has been launched to encourage parents to get "Sugar Smart" and take control of their children's sugar intake.

Primary Care Joint Committee - February

The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London including NHS Lambeth CCG will meet in public on 11 February.

New website and app launched to help patients get care in the right place at the right time

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a new mobile and online service to help people in Lambeth understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need health care in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.

Advice to patients during industrial action

Advice to patients during the industrial action: 12, 26, 27 January and 10 February 2016.

Take the Dry January challenge

Cutting the amount of alcohol you consume is a good start and a whole month off alcohol is really good for your health. It boosts your energy levels and improves your sleep, but it also gives you a sense of achievement and can save you money too.

New year, new you

Help is at hand for people in the borough who want to give up smoking, cut back on their alcohol consumption, eat healthy foods and live a more active life.

New 24 hour mental health line launches in Lambeth

A 24-hour mental health telephone support line has been launched to to help people who are experiencing mental distress. The line is for patients, carers and anyone who needs advice, help and assistance.

Get advice from your pharmacist this Christmas

This winter, pharmacies should be your first port of call unless you are really very unwell. Find out the Christmas opening hours here.

London devolution paves way for healthcare vision

This week, all of London's 32 CCGs and 33 borough councils, the Mayor of London, NHS England and Public Health England signed the London Health and Care Collaborative Agreement to pave the way for a new vision of healthcare in the capital.

Stocking up for Christmas

While you're stocking up for Christmas, think about your medicine cabinet and the essentials you need to look after yourself and your family if you get poorly.

Primary Care Joint Committee meeting

The next meeting in public of Lambeth's Primary Care Joint Committee will be held on 10 December from 6-8.30pm at Deptford Lounge, Deptford Library, 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ.

World AIDS Day 2015

Tuesday December 01 is World AIDS Day, where people worldwide unite to fight against HIV.

Industrial action cancelled

As you may be aware, the industrial action by junior doctors which was planned for today (Tuesday 1 December) has been cancelled.

Lambeth's special visitors

Chancellor George Osbourne​, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens visited Streatham High GP Practice this morning to announce a cash injection for the NHS.

Think about antibiotics

GPs in Lambeth are asking local people to think twice before asking their GPs for antibiotics, particularly over the winter period.

Join the Movember movement

Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, has launched 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.

Ask Your Pharmacist

Pharmacists across Lambeth are reminding residents about the range of services available in local pharmacies during Ask Your Pharmacist Week this November.

Stay well - get your flu jab

Winter is on its way and it's time to think about flu, how to avoid it, and how to look after yourself if you get it.

Lambeth GPs shine spotlight on mental health

Around one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in their lifetime, and yet the condition is still something that many people don’t understand or want to talk about. Find out more about help on offer.

Be breast aware

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is using Breast Cancer Awareness Month to dispel myths and encourage more people to be breast aware.

GP referrals

Important news on the CCG's response to the coverage in today's national newspapers and radio and TV news, and in Pulse yesterday, of the story about GP referral incentives.

Further details released on emerging plans for health services

More detail on ideas for improving health services in south east London has been released, and the public are being invited to give their views.

Quit smoking with the help of Stoptober

Smoking is still the single largest preventable cause of poor health and an early death in Lambeth. But free help is available to anyone who wants to quit.

Healthwatch AGM

Healthwatch Lambeth's AGM is taking place this Wednesday (23 September). ​The AGM will be held at the Governor's Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Teenager named Unpaid Carer of the Year in Lammy Awards

Teenager Corinthia St Peters has been named Unpaid Carer of the Year in the first NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group's Lammy Awards.

Inspectors want to hear your views on services at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors are inspecting services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and are keen to hear the views of patients.

AGM and Lammy Awards

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group’s second Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon next week at the Imperial War Museum.

Tell the NHS 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 Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to know what you think of the service.

Transforming primary care in Lambeth

Primary Care Joint Committees are committees of the local CCG Governing Body and NHS England who have formally agreed to commission local general practice services under section 83 of the NHS Act.

Local pharmacy opening hours over the bank holiday

August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and as many look forward to spending time with friends and family, local people are reminded to plan ahead making sure they have enough medicines and use NHS services wisely over the long weekend.

Use local NHS services wisely during the August bank holiday weekend

August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and as many look forward to spending time with friends and family, local people are reminded to plan ahead making sure they have enough medicines and use NHS services wisely over the long weekend.

Exciting opportunity to join Lambeth CCG as an Associate Lay Member

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Lay Member to play an important part in the development of the CCG.

Healthwatch event gathers views on GP services

Healthwatch Lambeth recently held a seminar to find out what people think about transformations to primary care services (dental, GPs and community pharmacists).

Lammy Awards 2015

The Lammy Awards are NHS Lambeth CCG’s health and care awards to recognise people who go the extra mile to provide exceptional health and care support and services.

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. ​

Lambeth Primary Care Joint Committees

CCGs and NHS England recognise the importance of high quality, safe and accessible primary care services and are committed to working together to secure them locally.

Keep the kids active this summer with the 10 Minute Shake Up

The final school bell will ring later this month, signalling the start of the summer holidays for many families. Parents anxious at the prospect of keeping their little ones active and entertained for six weeks will love Change4Life's 10 Minute Shake Up!

One in three women who get breast cancer are over 70 - don’t assume you’re past it

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 41,200 women diagnosed each year. Locally in Lambeth around 140 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Lambeth

NHS organisations and the Council work together to promote health and wellbeing in Lambeth through the Lambeth health and Wellbeing Strategy. The Council and partners are holding an event on 25 June to refresh the Strategy.

Living well with diabetes

Diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle – but with the right help, information and care you can still get the most out of life. This year national Diabetes Week runs from 15 June and reminds people with diabetes that they are not alone.

Lambeth mental health services praised in national assessment

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report out today (12 June) holds Lambeth’s mental health service up as an example of how to support people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Think before going to A and E this summer

As the beautiful warm weather rolls on in London this month, GPs in Lambeth are encouraging local people to take care as temperatures rise. Reminding residents to think about whether A&E is the right place for them if they do become ill.

Meet Catherine McLoughlin, Joint Chair, Lambeth Patient Participation Group Network

Catherine Flynn interviews Catherine McLoughlin, Joint Chair, Lambeth PPG Network for PPG Awareness Week, June 2015. ​

Health and social care challenges explored in south east London Issues Paper

The major challenges facing health and social care in south east London have been outlined in an Issues Paper released by the area’s health commissioners.

Transforming primary care in Lambeth

Primary care services, and particularly local GP surgeries, are most often the first point of contact in the healthcare system for local residents.

National Patient Participation Group Week – what’s going on in Lambeth

PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of patient groups in GP practices to patients, the public and health professionals.

Patient participation awareness week

GPs in Lambeth 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.

Happy with your GP service

Hear what Healthwatch Lambeth, NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and the Lambeth Patient Participation Group Network, have done to improve primary care services (GP, dentist, pharmacy)

It’s okay to ask about medicines

Lambeth CCG’s new campaign ‘It’s okay to ask about medicines’ launches on 18 May in a bid to tackle unnecessary medicine waste.

New support respiratory problems

A new support group for people with respiratory problems is opening in Streatham.

Mental Health Awareness Week

GPs in Lambeth are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week this month which runs from Monday 11 May to Sunday 17 May.

CQC inspectors find Streatham High Surgery in Streatham to be Outstanding

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Streatham High Surgery in Gracefield Gardens, Streatham, London to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in November.

Have your say on the future care workforce

Patients, carers and their families are invited to have their say on what they would like to see from the health and care workforce in Southwark and Lambeth.

Equalities in health event

We are holding an event on 23 April to share with Lambeth people our draft equalities objectives from 2015. Patients, carers, patient groups, voluntary and community organisations, local residents and stakeholders are all welcome.

Support your NHS – use the right service this bank holiday weekend

May bank holiday weekend is so close and as many prepare to tackle the garden and dabble in DIY, local people are reminded that A&E is for life-threatening illnesses only and that alternative health services are available locally.

Use A and E responsibly this Easter

Easter is just around the corner and Lambeth CCG is reminding local people to think carefully before visiting their local A&E department over the four day weekend.

Prime Minister gives Lambeth GP services £3.4m investment grant

Lambeth residents will see better access to GP care with the help of a £3.4m investment by the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund.

“Don’t ignore bowel cancer”, warn local doctors

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and GPs in Lambeth CCG are reminding local men and women to ensure they take part in regular screening.

Influence services for Lambeth people

From 13 April 2015, the Care Quality Commission will be inspecting King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Lambeth culture 2020 consultation

Lambeth council is proposing significant changes to the way cultural services in Lambeth are provided.

Consultation on NHS Continuing Healthcare Redress

NHS England has launched a consultation on draft revised guidance for NHS Continuing Healthcare Redress.

Lambeth GP leaders talk about their experiences on film

The programme, led by the CCGs in Lambeth and Southwark, aimed to identify and develop new leaders within primary care. Their objective would be to bring about changes that would improve GP services for local residents.

Heart month 2015

Taking just 10 minutes each day to make tiny changes to your lifestyle can lower your risk of conditions such as heart attack and stroke.

Oesophagogastric cancers 2015

Do you know the symptoms of stomach cancer and cancer of the oesophagus? The new oesophago-gastric campaign is part of Public Health England’s wider ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign. Find out more.

National Obesity Awareness Week 2015

It's National Obesity Awareness Week 2015. Can you consider making small lifestyle changes to address or help prevent obesity. Find out more.

Change4Life Sugar Swaps 2015

Parents can find tips on how to help their family cut back on sugar throughout the day with the Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign.

Dry January 2015

Feel better, lose weight and save money by taking part in Dry January from Thursday 1 January 2015 and having a month-long break from alcohol.

12 Days of Christmas

For most, Christmas is a time for snuggling up on the sofa, relaxing at home and spending time with friends and family.

Kings counts down to a smoke free Denmark Hill site

From Monday 19 January 2015 the King's hospital Denmark Hill site is going completely smoke-free. Smoking within the hospital grounds will not be permitted for patients or visitors.

‘Be Brave, Don’t Shave’ and help beat bowel cancer

Lambeth men to ‘Be Brave, Don’t Shave’ and help beat bowel cancer with Decembeard, the national campaign calling on men to lay down their razors and grow a beard.

Put a red ribbon on this World AIDS Day

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.

South East London interactive workshops

Come along and attend some interactive workshops on the future of health and care services in south east London.

Lambeth wins All Parliamentary Group on Maternity Award

Lambeth multi-agency Strategic Breastfeeding Group won the All Parliamentary Group on Maternity (APGM) Award on 5 November 2014 for most effective multi-agency team.

Keep warm and well this winter

Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia; this is particularly true for older people.

Lambeth CCG highly commended in HSJ CCG of the year award

NHS Lambeth CCG is celebrating after being highly commended in the prestigious HSJ CCG of the year award.

Self Care Week 2014

Self care week runs from 17 to 23 November 2014 and promotes the importance of being prepared this winter when seasonal illnesses are more frequent.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day - 18 November 2014

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is held on 18 November 2014. It's a Europe-wide public health campaign which encourages responsible use of antibiotics. Are you antibiotic aware?​

The NHS yellow men are back in Lambeth

Yellow men launch this year's winter 'Don't just go to A&E' campaign in Lambeth and south east London.

Ebola Update November 2014

Read the latest Ebola information from NHS England and Public Health England.

Made in Movember

Movember - the worldwide moustache growing phenomena with comic appeal – returns this month with a serious message for men’s health.

Nominated for HSJ CCG of the Year Award

NHS Lambeth CCG has been shortlisted as the ‘CCG of the Year’ 2014 in the national Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Awards, contending with five other CCGs.

Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board on 22 October 2014

Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 October 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Lambeth Town Hall. An informal workshop will also be held from 5pm to 6pm to discuss public health issues in Lambeth and priorities.

Improving black health and wellbeing event

On Friday 10 October from 6pm to 9pm, Chuka Umunna MP will be helping the Lambeth Black Health and Wellbeing Commission to launch their report on improving the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.

Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The charity Breast Cancer Campaign is asking people to help raise awareness of breast cancer as well as funds for life-saving research as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Stoptober 2014

The Stoptober challenge returns in October. 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.

Clinical leadership in action at NHS Lambeth CCG's first AGM

Clinical leaders were in the limelight at our first AGM held on 24 September 2014.

Sexual health week

It’s Sexual Health Awareness Week from 15 to 21 September, and this year we’re talking about emergency contraception.

World suicide prevention day 2014

10 September 2014 is International Suicide Prevention Day. Globally, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death. In England and Wales, suicide is the leading cause of death for 20-34 year olds, and the leading cause of death in men aged 20-49.

Simple steps to keep well this summer

As the beautiful warm weather rolls on in London this month, it’s important to remember that the change in temperature can cause health risks.

Lambeth announced as flagship food borough

Lambeth has been announced as one of two boroughs in London to be awarded £500k by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of the Flagship Food Borough initiative.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia awareness month

NHS Lambeth CCG is raising awareness of sickle cell and thalassaemia as part of the national campaign. Sickle cell and thalassaemia are inherited blood disorders which affect your red blood cells.

Hepatitis: think again

As part of World Hepatitis Day NHS Lambeth CCG is encouraging people to Think Again about viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis kills as many people as HIV/AIDS worldwide. However, it is preventable and treatable.

Stay safe in the heat

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. There are lots of ways to make sure you are protected but it's important to look out for the people who are most vulnerable.

The Big Lambeth Health Debate continues

On a rainy day in June, NHS Lambeth CCG, Healthwatch and the Patient Participation Group Network held a public meeting to share ideas on how we can improve services in GP practices.

Lambeth wins £36m lottery grant to improve child health

NHS Lambeth CCG along with other local organisations including the National Children's Bureau has been successful in its bid for £36m from the Big Lottery Fund to improve the health of children in Lambeth.

Carers Week: raising awareness of support in Lambeth

NHS Lambeth CCG is raising awareness as part of Carers Week in June. This year the campaign is about 'Carers Quest' – the greatest new drive to reach out to carers in the UK.

Falls Awareness Week 2014

During Falls Awareness Week (16 – 22 June), NHS Lambeth CCG is raising awareness of what you can do to prevent a fall, and what you should do if one happens.

Support your local GP practice

This week the NHS across the country is raising awareness of PPGs. All GP practices should have a group and it’s a chance for you to work with your surgery to deal with issues that affect you and other people in your area.

Living well with diabetes

Diabetes can feel like an uphill battle - but with the right help, information and care you can still get the most out of life.

Mental health awareness week 2014

This year's theme for mental health awareness week (12-18 May) is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world. The number of cases of anxiety is growing in the UK, with 8.2 million people diagnosed in 2010.

Remember the person: Dementia Awareness Week 2014

Each year 'remember the person' is the recurring theme for the awareness week. Dementia can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks. But with the right support it's possible for someone with dementia to get the very best out of life.

You only die once

Most people find it hard to talk about death - but during Dying Matters Awareness Week we're being challenged to speak openly about dying, death and bereavement. We're encouraging everyone to take steps to make their end of life experience better.

Lambeth and Southwark clinicians recognised for improved care for people living with diabetes

A diabetes programme in Lambeth and Southwark has been recognised for its work to improve diabetes care. A London Assembly report commends the CCGs for prioritising diabetes locally and for working together to achieve greater change.​

Clinical commissioning turns one

One year ago, local GPs and nurses took over the commissioning of NHS services in Lambeth. To mark our first anniversary we wanted to share some of our key achievements over the past year.

Let's talk about bowel cancer

In England, bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer. Screening plays an important part in the fight against bowel cancer because the earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the greater the chance it can be cured completely.

Be Clear on Lung Cancer

We are encouraging local people to think about lung cancer as part of the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign running throughout March. Lung cancer is England’s biggest cancer killer claiming around 28,100 lives every year.

Make your pledge for NHS change day

NHS Lambeth CCG is celebrating NHS Change Day on Monday 3 March 2014. Our pledge as a CCG is to use easy to understand language in everything we write.

No Smoking Day – have you thought about giving up?

Wednesday 12 March marks No Smoking Day and is the perfect opportunity for smokers across Lambeth to set their goal and quit smoking. Remember – it’s never too late and support is available.

Breast cancer - don't assume you're past it

This month across England we are talking about breast cancer and women over 70. In England, around 5,400 women aged 70 and over die from breast cancer each year – so never assume that you’re past it.

Not always A&E campaign continues

During February the 'Not always A&E' campaign continues in south east London. You will have seen posters on buses, bus stops and billboards. Have you read the leaflet explaining the alternative services available?

NHS Lambeth CCG launches new child health guide

NHS Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark CCGs have produced an information guide for parents and carers of children under 5 to help them understand more about the common childhood illnesses and what to do if their child is ill.

Lambeth GPs get national recognition for The BIG Lambeth Health Debate

The work of Lambeth GPs to find out what people think is important when it comes to local health services is recognised last night in a publication launched by the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, MP and Chair of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee.

NHS yellow men to make an appearance in St Matthew’s Garden

Anyone passing through the centre of Brixton on Monday 16 December will notice a family of seven-foot tall 'Yellow Men' with various ailments.

NHS to raise army of Good Samaritans for winter

The NHS has today issued a call for 100,000 people to sign a pledge saying they will look in on an elderly friend or neighbour this winter.

Self Care Week 18 - 24 November

NHS Lambeth CCG support self care week which is a great opportunity to think about how to we can better look after ourselves.

Are you antibiotic aware?

Unfortunately no amount of antibiotics will cure your cold, and there are good reasons not to take them unless necessary.

Dr Know - ask your pharmacist

We're well into the season for coughs and colds, but don't forget the wealth of advice available at your local pharmacist.

Dr Know - Stay well this winter

Our Chair, Dr Adrian McLachlan offers some advice for staying healthy as the weather gets colder

'Ask Your Pharmacist' this week

Your local pharmacy is a source of advice and information for a range health conditions. Find out how they can help.

Reviewing services for muscle and joint problems

We have been reviewing these services which includes MCATTS, physiotherapy and osteopathy to ensure all Lambeth residents can access when needed.

Blood in your pee? Speak to your GP

Are you clear on cancer? Do you know what the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer are?

BLHD - Making it Happen 18 October 2013

You've been telling us what you think about Lambeth health services - now come and find out what we've heard.

Stay 'flu safe' in Lambeth

As the flu season approaches, if you're eligible for the free flu jab contact your GP to get protected.

Dissolution of South London Healthcare Trust

It has been confirmed today that the dissolution of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust (SLHT) and the organisational changes that follow this will go ahead as planned.

'Magical' therapy for Lambeth kids

An innovative therapy is being offered to children with disabilities using magic tricks to improve mobility

Lambeth GPs re-elect Clinical Commissioning Group Chair

Lambeth GPs re-elect CCG chair in Governing Body elections.

BIG Lambeth Health Debate

The debate is live! Following our launch on Friday 12 July we want to hear the ideas and experiences of Lambeth people.

Prospectus

We have published a new Prospectus to help you to get to know more about the CCG, our plans and how you can share your views on the health services we commission.

Worried about the family risks of Breast Cancer?

If the recent publicity following Angelina Jolie’s diagnosis of a BRCA gene fault has raised concerns about the risks to you, then support is available locally from the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

Measles - is your child protected?

The measles epidemic in south Wales is a reminder of the importance of protecting your children with the MMR jab.

Clinical Commissioners take the reins in Lambeth

1 April 2013 marks the beginning of a new era in the NHS as the new clinically led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) take their place as local commissioners of healthcare services.

CCG 360 stakeholder survey results

The national CCG 360 survey was conducted between March and April 2014, and is a key part of ensuring the NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group has strong relationships in place in order to be a successful commissioner.

NHS aims for Number 1 Christmas single

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people in the borough to support the NHS bid for a Number 1 Christmas single.

Our survey is live - tell us what you think

We want your views on our plans for buying health services in the borough for 2016/17. Fill in our survey or come along to our event.

Improving support for carers

The Department of Health are developing a new strategy to support carers. To help develop the strategy, DH want to hear from carers, those who have someone care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.