Celebrating 70 years of our NHS
The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation's most loved institutions.
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
Colorectal Cancer can be a silent killer
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, aimed to highlight the importance of early diagnosis in tackling one of the most prominent forms of cancer. Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women.
Stay Well Pharmacy
'Stay Well Pharmacy' is a new campaign from NHS England which encourages people, especially parents and carers of children under the age of 5, to visit their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice for minor health concerns
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 Lambeth.
Stroke is now one of the biggest killers in UK and one of the largest causes of disability among those who survive
One You can help you shape up in 2018
One You can help realise your dreams offering practical online advice and support covering everything from diet and exercise to alcohol consumption, stress, giving up smoking and getting enough sleep.
Help ease pressure on local health services
The CCG is urging members of the public to only use health services if they really need to and manage minor conditions such as a cough or cold at home. Health services are under significant pressure both in hospital and in the community.
Pharmacy opening times over the holiday
As we prepare for the Christmas and New Year period, we are sharing important information about how Lambeth residents can access health services if they need them.
Your health this Christmas
Many of us are preparing for Christmas – making lists, going shopping and organising festivities. But it is also important to make preparations for looking after your health this holiday season.
Stay well this winter - GP appointments
Over 9 million Londoners will now be able to book routine GP appointments in the evening, at the weekend and over bank holidays, making accessing GP services much easier for those with a busy work or family life.
World Aids Day
Lambeth residents can send off for free and easy to use HIV testing kits from the national HIV testing service www.test.hiv
Only Ask For What You Need
NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is running a campaign, Only ask for what you need, to reduce the amount of medicines that are not used by patients.
Health Help Now app
The Health app called Health Help Now (HHN) will no longer be available from 1 December for patients in south east London. A new, better integrated service that meets national standards will be available.
Keep Antibiotics Working
In support of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13 -19 November) and European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) (18 November 2017), Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling all local residents to contribute towards keeping antibiotics working.
World COPD Day 15 November
NHGS Lambeth CCG is urging residents who smoke to get the help they need to quit on World COPD Day, Wednesday 15 November.
Celebrating Black History Month
An afternoon workshop which is open to anyone who works or lives in Lambeth, and provides an opportunity for the community to discuss how they can work together to improve mental health locally.
NHS England consultation on medicines
A formal public consultation runs until 21 October on new national guidelines which state that 18 treatments – including homeopathy and herbal treatments – which together cost taxpayers £141 million a year should generally not be prescribed.
Now's the time for your flu vaccine
Don't put off having a flu vaccination – it's free because you need it.
Flu is a highly infectious disease that occurs every winter and can sometimes lead to serious illness.
It’s Healthy Living Week in Lambeth
Staff at NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group are joining more than 100 organisations across London to host a wide range of activities and events that promote health and wellbeing during Healthy Living Week.
World Hepatitis Day 2017
Hepatitis C is the most prevalent form of the illness with an estimated 160,000 chronic cases in the UK alone, while chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C account for a combined 1.4 million deaths worldwide every year.
CCG annual assessments 2016 17
Today, Friday 21 July 2017, NHS England has released the Clinical Commissioning Group's headline assessment rating for 2016/17. The final headline rating for 2016/17 for NHS Lambeth CCG is Good.
Thrive London: improving Londoner's mental health and wellbeing.
Join the citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
Be Clear On Cancer respiratory symptoms
Be Clear On Cancer – Respiratory Symptoms
If you have a persistent cough lasting over three weeks or experience breathlessness when completing everyday tasks you may be exhibiting the early signs of lung disease, including cancer.
GP online services
GP online services is a quick, easy and a secure way to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view parts of your GP health record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results.
Keep cool in the heat
We are experiencing very hot weather in London at present. Most of us welcome this, but when it is too hot for too long there can be health risks.
Learning disabilities week 19-25 June
Healthcare professionals and employers in Lambeth are urged to consider how they can improve the lives of people with a learning disability during Learning Disability Week.
Your invitation to our healthier Lambeth event 22 June
Your invitation to our healthier Lambeth event 22 June, 4.30-7.30 pm at the Karibu Education Centre, Gresham Road.
We want as many of people as possible to come along, hear our thinking and discuss what this will mean for services in Lambeth.
Carers week 2017
This year Carers Week is reminding everyone of the tireless dedication of carers and the positive impact of their thankless work. Lambeth GPs are encouraging locals to spare a thought for carers in the community.
Dementia awareness week
The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Awareness Week takes place this year between 14 – 20 May with the aim of spreading the charity's core philosophy that life doesn't end where dementia begins.
Mental Health Awareness Week 8 - 14 May 2017
We're supporting Mental Health Awareness week from 8 – 12 May 2017 by encouraging Lambeth residents to look after their mental health, and to build resilience to cope with the demands of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made in Movember
Movember - the worldwide moustache growing phenomena with comic appeal – returns this month with a serious message for men’s health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.