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Guidance for parents – when to go to hospital or your GP during the Covid-19 outbreak

Hospitals and GPs across London have put together some guidance for parents on when to go to their local hospital or GP during the Covid-19 outbreak.

GP services available over Easter

GP practice services are available on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday (10 and 13 April) between the hours of 8am to 6.30pm in Lambeth. Please call your practice as normal.

Latest information about the coronavirus (Covid-19) - 17 March 2020

Here you can find guidance from Tuesady 17 March 2020 on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) - 13 March 2020

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the 'Delay' stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

NHSX - Tech Plan for health and care

NHSX has launched a period of engagement on the Tech Plan for health and care. Your views will help us shape how technology is used to improve health and social care for all.

Lambeth Hospital consultation launched

​A public consultation on proposals to improve inpatient mental health services for adults in Lambeth Hospital has been launched.

Wuhan novel coronavirus; what you need to know - 17 February 2020

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

South East London’s response to the NHS’s Long Term Plan published

The response sets out how we will deliver national and local priorities, complementary to other operational and strategic plans that we have across and within south east London.

​Wuhan novel coronavirus - what you need to know

This is a rapidly evolving situation that Public Health England (PHSE) is monitoring carefully

Urgent community response teams to be rolled out across south east London

Expert urgent community response teams will begin to be rolled-out by the NHS in south east London, starting from April 2020, to help support older people to stay in their own homes and avoid hospital admissions.

Reduce the risk of cervical cancer – have a smear test

GPs in Lambeth are encouraging women to attend their free NHS smear test to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

Lambeth engagement event postponed

Public engagement event on Wednesday 22 January postponed to find bigger venue.

New Chair announced for South East London Integrated Care System

NHS England and Improvement has today announced that Richard Douglas CB has been appointed non-executive chair of South East London Integrated Care System (ICS).

Inspection of London Borough of Lambeth local area’s effectiveness

​Inspection of London Borough of Lambeth local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people with SEND from 20 January 2020 to 24 January 2020

Help us, help you stay well this winter

Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there are a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter.

Lambeth and Southwark supporting National HIV Testing Week

From Monday 18 to Friday 22 November, all adult patients visiting their GP in Lambeth and Southwark will be asked if they'd like their blood to be tested for HIV.

Learn how to manage your Type 2 diabetes through new NHS technology-led service

On World Diabetes Day, Thursday 14 November 2019, the NHS in Lambeth launched an innovative new service for people living with Type 2 diabetes to make it easier to access vital support.

Lambeth GPs encourage self care to save time and stay healthy

Looking after your own health at home or visiting your local pharmacy for help and advice could save you time – and an unnecessary visit to your GP practice.

Become an Antibiotic Guardian this World Antibiotic Awareness Week

This World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18 – 24 November 2019), we are encouraging everyone to become an Antibiotic Guardian; someone who agrees to use antibiotics responsibly to help slow down antibiotic resistance.

Lambeth Together newsletter launched

The first Lambeth Together newsletter is available now. Lambeth Together is our ambitious plan to make services better and easier to access for everyone who lives or works in the borough.

Could you spot the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world but prevention – primarily through stopping smoking – and early diagnosis make a huge difference to potential survival rates.

South east London Clinical Commissioning Groups’ (SEL CCGs) application to merge approved

The six south east London CCGs (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) have received approval for their application to NHS England and Improvement to merge from 1 April 2020.

Don't miss your flu jab - it's free because you need it

The flu vaccination is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus, that's why it's free for people who need it.

NHS 111 is available to offer advice

NHS 111 can help you decide the best course of action to take when you have an urgent but nonlife-threatening health concern.

GPs in Lambeth supporting campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GPs in Lambeth are supporting a national drive to raise breast cancer awareness and improve local screening rates.

Public Health England launches ‘Every Mind Matters’, the first national NHS mental health campaign

The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Health and wellbeing event in Lambeth for those affected by cancer

Have you or your friends and family experience of living with cancer? Would you like to share your views and hear from others about cancer and health and wellbeing? Reserve your place at our November event.

Stoptober supports Lambeth's smokers to split up with cigarettes

The nation's biggest "break up with cigarettes" campaign Stoptober is back, starting on 1 October. With most smokers admitting they want to stop, the campaign talks about smoking like a bad relationship you need to break up with.

​Launch of The Lambeth Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

We are pleased to announce the launch of The Lambeth Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP), which brings together a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to help children and young people in Lambeth live happy and healthy lives.

Lambeth CCG website maintenance on Sunday 15 September

We are planning some website server maintenance this Sunday, 15 September. As a result of this, you may not be able to access our website for several hours on this date.

Don't let malaria ruin your summer!

The time has come to enjoy the weather and for some, this may mean travelling abroad. Don't forgot to take preventative steps to ensure that you are healthy whilst abroad.

Local GPs welcome cancer prevention jab for boys

GPs in Lambeth are welcoming the introduction of the cancer preventing HPV vaccine that will be available to boys aged 12 to 13 in local schools from September.

New role to lead integration of health and social care in Lambeth

NHS Lambeth CCG and the London Borough of Lambeth have appointed Andrew Eyres as Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Care in a new joint role, to oversee Lambeth Together.

South east London is first area in London to join third wave of Integrated Care Systems

Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) will be the first area of London to be part of the next wave of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in England.

Connecting Lambeth carers in national Carers Week

This Carers Week (10-16 June), the Lambeth Carers Collaborative Strategy Group is launching an ambitious new Action Plan for carers.

GPs Urge People to See Diabetes Differently

GPs in Lambeth are calling on people to "understand your diabetes risk" as part of a nationwide drive to tackle the condition which affects more than 25,000 people in the borough.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2019

June 10 – 16 is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and Lambeth CCG are supporting a campaign by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to encourage women to attend their cervical screening.

Seek help if your body image is causing you stress, GPs urge

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Dying Matters in Lambeth

Dying Matters Week 2019, coordinated by Hospice UK, is a UK-wide chance to talk about dying, death and bereavement as a natural part of everybody's life cycle.

Lambeth GPs urge people to stay safe in the sun

GPs in Lambeth are reminding people of the risks to health posed by sunburn and excess tanning as part of national Sun Awareness Week (6 – 13 May).

Pharmacy opening hours and accessing GP services in Lambeth for the May Bank Holidays

Residents in Lambeth are reminded about the range of health services available on Early May Bank Holiday, Monday 6th May and Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 27th May as many GP practices and pharmacies will be closed.

Lambeth GPs back campaign to raise awareness of stroke symptoms

GPs in Lambeth are supporting a campaign to tackle the country's third-biggest killer – with a message that acting FAST could save the life of a loved one.

King's launches transgender sexual health service

King’s College Hospital in Camberwell has launched the first sexual health service in south London for trans people.

Lambeth CCG receives good 360 survey results

Thank you to all who participated in the CCG 360 stakeholder survey. 83% of nominated stakeholders completed the 2018/19 survey. The results were published in early April 2019.

Check your risk of Type 2 Diabetes with the 'Know Your Risk Tool'

This week is Type 2 diabetes prevention week and we are encouraging people in Lambeth to check their risk using the online ‘Know Your Risk Tool’ at https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/.

Moorfields Eye Hospital - proposed site move

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proposing to relocate all the services currently provided at Moorfields’ City Road site in Islington, London subject to public consultation.

We need a logo for Lambeth Together - so help us design one

Lambeth Together is our big idea for health and social care. Now we need a logo and other visuals to illustrate the purpose and magnitude of our vision, and we want local people to get involved.

Brixton Library and Windrush Square get ‘measles’ in bid to boost MMR vaccinations

On March 6 2019 the Windrush Square and Brixton Library were lit up with images of measles and #MMR to raise awareness about measles and MMR vaccinations.

Cervical screening campaign aims to empower women and save lives

'Don't ignore your invitation for a smear test – it could save your life'.

New 111 service for people across South East London

The service can provide patient information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.

Time to Talk Day 2019

Today, 7 Feb 2019 we are supporting annual Time To Talk Day, and we are encouraging people across Lambeth to open up and have a conversation about mental health and end mental health discrimination.

Veg Power – teaming up to tempt schoolkids to be healthier eaters

80% of children and 96% of teenagers don't eat enough vegetables. Lambeth is part of a unique new alliance to change the way we all eat and combat childhood obesity.

Don’t let the fear of cancer put you off screening

People in Lambeth are being urged to put aside their fears and ‘get tested’ to help the fight against cancer.

Online counselling service for 11-19-year olds now available across south east London

From 4 February 2019, the first day of Children's Mental Health Week, a new online counselling service will give children and young people across south east London access to free, anonymous mental health and emotional well-being support.

Help Us Help You with Pharmacy Advice

Local pharmacy teams offer a fast and convenient clinical service for minor health concerns with no appointment needed and use of a private consultation room should it be required.

Do you know your blood pressure - free checks for Lambeth residents

You can now get your blood pressure checked in Lambeth for free at 20 pharmacies and opticians.

Think you need medical help right now - NHS 111 is now available online

NHS 111 online uses the same clinical information as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions about your symptoms to receive tailored advice on what to do next and where to go.

Reduce the risk of cervical cancer – take a smear test

GPs in Lambeth are encouraging women to attend their free NHS smear test to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

New role: Lambeth Together Programme Lead

An exciting opportunity is available to act as a Senior Programme Lead for 'Lambeth Together' for the next 12 months.

Pharmacy and GP access hub opening times over the winter holiday

Pharmacy and GP access hub opening times in Lambeth over the holiday.

Help Us, Help You – GP access

Appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional are available in the evenings and weekends, either at your local practice or another nearby NHS service.

Have your say on interpreting and translation services

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with NHS Lewisham and NHS Lewisham CCGs to review the interpreting and translation service for patients in GP surgeries, dentists and opticians.

Help Us, Help You Stay Well This Winter

Winter can be bad for our health but there are a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter.

New position statement on glucose monitoring system

The South East London Area Prescribing Committee, of which NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is a member, has published a new position statement relating to FreeStyle Libre® Flash Glucose Monitoring.

Know the signs of diabetes on World Diabetes Day

People in Lambeth are being encouraged to 'know the signs' of diabetes to ensure they receive the treatment and support needed to help them manage the condition.

Help slow the rise in antimicrobial resistance

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance.

People urged to ‘choose respect’ for Anti-Bullying Week

People in Lambeth are being urged to ‘choose respect’ to help tackle bullying and improve the mental health of children and young people in the borough

Choose Self Care for Life

It’s Self Care Week 2018 (12 – 18 November) and NHS Lambeth CCG wants to remind you of the health expert on the High Street – the community pharmacist.

Only ask for what you need

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to help reduce the cost of medicines waste. People on repeat prescriptions are being asked to avoid stockpiling medicines by checking how much medicine they have at home before asking for more.

Face your Fear this Lung Cancer Awareness Month

People in Lambeth are being encouraged to 'face their fear' by talking to their doctor about the potential symptoms of lung cancer so it can be diagnosed as early as possible.

Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves.

Help us help you this winter by getting your flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

Help us help you stay well this winter by getting your free flu vaccination if you are eligible.

Let’s talk, World Mental Health Day 2018

People in Lambeth are being encouraged to 'talk about how you feel' to help remove the stigma around mental illness.


Stoptober – the 28-day stop smoking challenge – begins on 1 October.

NHS 111 online in Lambeth

If you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can now get help and advice online using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Care home residents benefit from ‘Red Bag’ scheme expansion

Thousands of care home residents will benefit from an innovation designed to make emergency hospital visits safer and speed up discharge after health and care chiefs agreed to extend the innovative Red Bag scheme across the whole of south London.

New support for Lambeth Salaried and Locum GPs

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and the Lambeth LMC have launched support for the salaried GPs and Locums who are the backbone of general practice in Lambeth.

Lammy Awards - Celebrating Lambeth’s extraordinary health, care and public services

You can read more about each of the awards, the nominees and winners here.

Lambeth Council consultation on short breaks

Lambeth Council wants to hear your views on their proposals for the short breaks programme.

Updated Interim position statement on FreeStyle Libre® Flash Glucose Monitoring System

The South East London Area Prescribing Committee, of which NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is a member, has published an updated interim position statement relating to FreeStyle Libre® Flash Glucose Monitoring

Department of Health consultation - Gluten-free foods on NHS prescription

The Department of Health and Social Care are seeking views on proposed changes to what gluten-free foods are available on NHS prescription in England.

Developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS

The NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future by autumn, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade.

Londoners take the Asthma Rap Challenge for a chance at a studio recording session

This September, young Londoners can take part in the #AsthmaRapChallenge to get children and young people sharing messages about safely managing asthma. The prize is a professional recording session.

Ask About Asthma - small steps improve lives for asthma sufferers

NHS Lambeth CCG is supporting the Healthy London Partnership and NHS England London campaign #AskAboutAsthma to help improve the lives of those living with asthma in Lambeth. The campaign runs from Monday 3 to Sunday 16 September.

GP appointments and pharmacies available over 2018 August Bank holiday weekend

Lambeth residents are advised to remember to make sure your repeat prescriptions will cover you for the bank holiday period. If you need to visit a pharmacy over the bank holiday, we have a list of open pharmacies here.

Lambeth CCG Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

The Lambeth CCG Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2018 will be taking place soon, in conjunction with the Lammy Awards.

Screening unites Lambeth's Children's services work force

On 12 July, over 200 professionals from Lambeth (including health, social care, schools, early years, youth police, housing and VCS) came together

Lambeth CCG rated Outstanding

We're delighted to announce that NHS Lambeth CCG has been rated as Outstanding in NHS England's national CCG annual assessment. This is an improvement from last year's rating of Good.

2018 Lammy Awards now open for nominations

The Lammy Awards are health and care awards set up in Lambeth to recognise people who go the extra mile to provide exceptional health and care support.

Get Active this Summer Holiday with your Kids

Change4Life is encouraging families this summer to plan activities that promote movement

Improving mental health in Lambeth

We have formed the Living Well Network Alliance; a partnership of Lambeth Council, NHS Lambeth CCG, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Certitude and Thamesreach.

Recognising Carers Contribution to the NHS this Carer’s Week, 11-19 June 2018

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.

Diabetes more likely to affect men than women

This year, Men's Health Week, from 11 – 17 June, focuses on diabetes and the importance of seeking care at first sign of symptoms.

NHS70- Lambeth Together film released

As part of the NHS70 celebrations, we have worked with ITN to develop a film which highlights Lambeth Together

One London one of first three Local Health and Care Record Exemplars

South east London played a crucial role in the successful One London bid and now expect to play a core role in its implementation.

GP appointments available across London over the entire 2018 May Bank holiday weekend

You can see a list of pharmacies open in Lambeth over the weekend here.

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

Moving from surviving to thriving

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today - Monday 14 May

Dying Matters comes to Lambeth

There are a range of free events and workshops in Lambeth as part of the nationwide annual Dying Matters Awareness Week

Ofsted finds improvement in Lambeth Children’s services

Ofsted inspectors have today recognised improvements in Lambeth's children's services.

Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen.

We're looking for new Governing Body members

We are looking for a new Governing Body Lay member with a specific focus on audit, conflicts of interest, governance and financial management.

Protect yourself and those who can’t get vaccinated

This year, World Immunisation Week runs from 24-30 April and highlights the importance of vaccinating young children against diseases.

NHS consultation on personal health budgets – ends 30 April 2018

NHS England is seeking feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets in England.

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.

Pharmacy opening times over the Easter holiday 2018

Lambeth pharmacy opening times during the Easter break 2018

New strategy for children and young people launched

Lambeth's strategy for children and young people over the next five years was launched earlier this week with a pledge to make the borough one of the best places in the world to grow up.

Mental health service to support people affected by the London terror attacks

A free, confidential mental health service is available to help people affected by the 2017 London terrorist attacks in Westminster, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green.

Reach for the phone - our quit coaches will help you stop smoking for good

On this National Stop Smoking Day (March 14), Londoners are being offered personal coaching to help them quit.

Better sharing of care records offers people faster, safer treatment

People in Lambeth will receive better care thanks to work to join up two electronic care record systems used by health and care organisations across south east London.

Get savvy with the symptoms of ovarian cancer

NHS Lambeth CCG is urging women to get savvy with the symptoms of ovarian cancer during March.

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 raise awareness of cervical cancer

Healthcare professionals across south east London are urging women to go to their smear test appointments when invited to combat a decline in attendance.

Lay Member Role for Public and Patient Involvement

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to appoint a Lay Member to play an important part in governing and further developing the CCG.

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.

New NHS 111 campaign launches to help people get the right urgent medical attention

A new campaign has launched to help anyone worried about an urgent medical concern get the right attention fast.

Lambeth CCG urges parents to bin the sugary snacks this January

Lambeth CCG is calling on parents to ‘look for 100 calorie snacks, and only two a day max’ during January and beyond to combat rising rates of childhood obesity in the borough.

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.

Accountable officer appointed by five CCGs in south east London

Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark CCGs have today announced the appointment of Andrew Bland as their single Accountable Officer. Andrew Eyres remains the Accountable Officer for Lambeth CCG and for Croydon CCG.

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

Protecting adults from abuse and harm survey

The Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board have launched a survey to find out how much local people know about how to protect adults from abuse and harm.

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.

Self care week 13 - 19 November

Self Care Week (13 -19 November) reminds us that there is lots we can do to look after our own health.

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.

New helpline supports Londoners to quit smoking

A new Stop Smoking London Helpline service, funded and supported by 30 London boroughs, has been launched.

Healthwatch Lambeth AGM

Healthwatch Lambeth invites you to their Annual General Meeting on 10 October

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.

Lambeth’s health, care and public services staff who have gone the extra mile

For the third year, NHS staff, council and public service workers, volunteers and carers who have made outstanding contributions to health and social care in Lambeth were celebrated at the Lammy Awards.

Pharmacies open this bank holiday, Monday 28 August

Pharmacy opening times in Lambeth Monday August 28

Annual General meeting (AGM) and Lammy Awards 2017, Wednesday 6 September

The NHS Lambeth CCG Annual General meeting (AGM) will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 September 2017 at the Kia Oval, London, SE11 5SS. As part of our AGM we will be holding our third Lammy Awards ceremony.

Get involved in improving cancer services in south east London

Our Healthier South East London is recruiting voluntary patient and public voices to the south east London Cancer Alliance.

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.

The Health and Wellbeing Trial at the Lambeth Country Show 2017

Over the weekend NHS Lambeth CCG staff joined Lambeth Council, GSTT, SlaM, Healthwatch and Lambeth PPG Network colleagues to promote a Health and Wellbeing Trail.


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.

Pharmacies open this bank holiday Monday 29 May 2017

Bank holiday, Monday 29 May, pharmacies open in Lambeth

Success for Lambeth at HSJ Value Awards

NHS Lambeth CCG has won a prestigious HSJ Value Award on 24 May for Improving the value of Primary Care Services.

Cyber attack information

Information folowwing the cyber attack on Friday 12 May 2017.

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.

Lambeth is the first London borough to sign healthy foods charter

The charter, supported by the food charity Sustain, aims to reduce the amount of sugar consumed and promote the consumption of healthier food in outlets under the council’s control.

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.

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.


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.

South east London is first area in London to join NHS England and Improvement’s third wave of Integrated Care Systems

Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) will be the first area of London to be part of the next wave of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in England.

Urgent community response teams to be rolled-out by NHS across all south east London

Expert urgent community response teams will begin to be rolled-out by the NHS in south east London, starting from April 2020

GP Psychiatrists Network Event

Slide packs for the GP Psychiatrists network event taking place on 27 February at 6.30 - 8.30