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Tell the NHS how you want to use online health tools

Londoners are invited to share their views on how they want to use technology to access NHS services and improve their health and wellbeing.

Changes to lay membership on our Governing Body

There have been some changes to the lay membership on the CCG's Governing Body from April 2017.

Charity develops new programmes on child obesity and multiple long-term conditions

Guy's and St Thomas’ Charity is developing two programmes of work as part of a focused new approach to tackling major health issues in Lambeth and Southwark, and is calling on anyone with ideas to help shape them.

Looking after your health this Easter

Residents in Southwark are reminded that GP appointments are available every day over Easter, 8am to 8pm, through our extended primary care service. See also Easter opening times for Southwark pharmacies.

Why it's important to know if you have TB

In Southwark, your local NHS is keen to identify and treat anyone at risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB).

Simple screening test saves lives

A simple screening test for bowel cancer saves lives. Residents aged 60-74 years old will receive one in the post.

National prize for our work with young people

Well done to the CCG's Engagement Team, who were finalists in two categories in the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2016.

Southwark cares about antibiotics

Southwark has more 'Antibiotic Guardians' than any other London borough, new figures have revealed.

Don't miss these cancers which strike over 50s

Awareness campaigns are running this month for two cancers which typically affect people over 50 – prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.

New Lay member appointed to Governing Body

NHS Southwark CCG is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Nebel as a Lay member on its Governing Body.

Southwark Council appoints new Director of Health and Wellbeing

Southwark Council appoints Professor Kevin Fenton as Director of Health and Wellbeing

New health checks film for people with learning disabilities

NHS Southwark CCG has launched a film for people with learning disabilities. The film is about why it is important to have a health check every year and what it will be like.

NHS Southwark CCG appoints external auditors

Following a comprehensive tendering process, KPMG LLP was awarded the external audit contract for NHS Southwark CCG

Prof John Moxham steps down from Governing Body

Professor John Moxham stepped down as a member of NHS Southwark CCG's Governing Body at its meeting on 12 January 2017.

Book your GP appointment online

Southwark residents registered with a local GP surgery can now book or cancel appointments, access their medical records and order repeat prescriptions online.

Be Food Smart

Change4Life have developed the Be Food Smart app – with a simple scan families can see what’s in their food and drinks, along with some handy hints and tips!

Need a New Year’s Resolution. Dry January!

Save money, lose weight and sleep better this New Year by giving up alcohol for the month of January.

Help at hand from NHS to find right treatment this winter

Finding the right treatment for you, at the right time and place just got that much easier.

Pharmacy opening hours over Christmas

Pharmacy opening hours in Southwark over the Christmas and New Year period

Extra nurse and GP appointments

Extra GP and nurse appointments are now available in locations across Lambeth and Southwark in the daytime, evening and at weekends.

Get set for a healthy Christmas break

Christmas is just around the corner, so now is the time to make simple preparations to help you and your family should you become unwell over the festive season.

Improvements to GP facilities in Peckham

Two GP surgeries in Peckham will be relocating to new premises where they will continue to provide GP practice services for their patients now and in the future.

Helen's national recognition for cardiovascular services

We're very proud that colleague Helen Williams was the recent winner of the Healthcare Exemplary Award at Thrombosis UK's 2016 Patient Awards.

Developing better services in your community

Watch our video which explains what we are doing to improve the care people receive locally.

Flu vaccines offered to more children this year

This year, the NHS has extended its programme of flu vaccinations to cover children up to school year three.

The Great Weight Debate

Local residents are invited to share their views on how children can be supported to lead healthier lives as part of a London-wide campaign The Great Weight Debate – a London conversation on childhood obesity.

Plans for new school and health centre on Dulwich Hospital site get go ahead

Southwark Council's Planning Committee has given the go ahead for a new healthcare centre and community secondary school to be built on the Dulwich Community Hospital site. The committee approved the plans at its meeting on 11 October 2016.

Past performance and future plans in spotlight at AGM

We welcomed patients, residents, partners and stakeholders to our annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Changes to HIV care and support services

Between May and June 2016, Southwark CCG, supported by our sexual health commissioning team, based at Lambeth Council, worked together to consult on proposals to change how people living with HIV access advice and counselling services.

Students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia as they start university

Young people going to college or university this autumn are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) due to the MenW bug, one of the most aggressive and deadly strains of meningitis.

New programme develops health leaders in Southwark

A highly innovative programme to develop leadership skills across primary care in Lambeth and Southwark has had a substantial impact on new models of care in the area, says an independent evaluation published this week (6 September).

New programme set to start transforming healthcare for children and young people

190,000 children and young people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark will see their local health services transformed by an innovative change programme funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Healthwatch and NHS event set to improve support for people leaving hospital

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 when they leave hospital.

Next meeting of Southwark Primary Care Joint Committee

Details of the next meeting to carry out duties in relation to the joint commissioning of general practice services in Southwark.

Important information for patients of St James Church Surgery

Important patient information about a suspension of services at St James Church Surgery.

Important information for patients of Avicenna Health Centre

Update - Important patient information about a temporary suspension of services at Avicenna Health Centre.

Diabetes services and support in Southwark

Southwark GPs and nurses are encouraging local people to find out the truth about diabetes and what it's like to live with the condition during Diabetes Awareness Week, which runs from 12-18 June.

Commissioning of GP services in Southwark

Details of the next meeting to carry out duties in relation to the joint commissioning of general practice services in Southwark.

Second planning consultation for Dulwich Community Hospital site

The consortium of community organisations responsible for the regeneration of the Dulwich Community Hospital site is launching a second pre-planning consultation regarding the site’s future.

Find NHS services in Southwark over bank holiday weekend

As we head into the long bank holiday weekend, GPs in Southwark are asking local residents to use NHS services wisely if they need medical help or advice.

Dementia help and support in Southwark

Local GPs are helping to raise awareness of dementia and how to get advice and support as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Southwark GPs support Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Good relationships help us to live longer and happier lives with fewer physical and mental health problems. Supportive connections we share with friends, family and our community are critical to our health and wellbeing.

Feedback sought on new toolkit to improve children’s asthma care

A new asthma toolkit is being developed to support health professionals and schools in Southwark to provide better care for children and young people asthma in London.

Need to call on the NHS this weekend? Save time by getting it right, say Southwark GPs

As we head into the long bank holiday weekend, GPs in Southwark are asking local residents to use NHS services wisely if they need medical help or advice.

GPs encourage local people to get to know their bowels

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. However, if diagnosed in the early stages, it's highly treatable.

Find the right health service in Southwark this Easter

Find out which Southwark pharmacies are open over Easter and where else to get health advice.

Help us improve young people's services in Southwark

Are you 16-18 and live or study in Southwark? If the answer is yes, we need you to help us understand what is important to you when it comes to using local chlidren and young people's services.

Southwark residents to benefit from new diabetes prevention programme

Southwark residents will be some of the first in the country to be offered places on the world's first programme to stop them developing Type 2 diabetes.

Four week consultation launched for East Dulwich Hospital site

Residents invited to give feedback on initial ideas for Dulwich Community Hospital site in East Dulwich.

Proposal to merge four GP practices gets go-ahead

A proposal by four Southwark GP practices to merge into one partnership has been approved by healthcare commissioners, creating London's biggest GP practice.

Blood in pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer

NHS organisations all across the country are joining together this month to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms.

Joining up patient care in Southwark and Lambeth

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

Tips for a healthy heart

GPs in Southwark are encouraging local residents to get 'heart smart' throughout February to reduce their risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in support of National Heart Month.

Chair's blog: New year, new approach to improve patient care

A New Year message from CCG Chair, Dr Jonty Heaversedge.

Mental health and wellbeing courses for Southwark residents

If you live in Southwark and would like to improve your mental health and wellbeing, a range of free courses and workshops are available at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub.

Health and wellbeing fair for Aylesbury residents

Aylesbury estate residents are invited to a free health and wellbeing fair on Saturday 23 January 2016.

Get support to go smokefree in Southwark in 2016

Smokers across the borough who are looking to quit can pick up a free ‘quit card’ from their local pharmacy or GP practice to help them find the right support to stop smoking in 2016.

Get 'sugar smart' with free app

Southwark parents are encouraged to get 'sugar smart' by using a new app to give families the knowledge and tools they need to help them cut down on sugar.

More GP and nurse appointments available in Southwark

More appointments are now available for Southwark residents in the daytime, evening and at weekends, following a funding boost from the local NHS.

Christmas and New Year opening times for Southwark pharmacies

Find out when pharmacies are open in Southwark over Christmas and New Year.

New 24 hour mental health helpline launches in Southwark

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

Find Southwark NHS services with Health Help Now app

New mobile and online service launched to help people in Southwark to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need health care in a hurry, late at night, or at the weekend.

Southwark GPs support first World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The first ever World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from 16-22 November and GPs in Southwark are asking local people to think twice before going to the GP for antibiotics, particularly over the winter period.

Get prepared and stay well this winter

Cold weather does not have to go hand in hand with illness. That's the message from Southwark GPs who are calling on local residents to prepare for winter and follow advice on how to stay healthy.

Are you making the most of your local pharmacy?

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

Self care for life

Local GPs in Southwark are joining NHS organisations across the country to raise awareness about self care and why it's important to choose well when accessing local health services.

Join the Movember movement

Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2015 campaign encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a mo or commit to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.

New healthcare centre in Dulwich moves forward to detailed design stage

The new health centre, which is set to be built on land currently occupied by Dulwich Community Hospital, is likely to open in 2019.

Protect your children from flu with simple nasal spray

It's flu season again. Find out how to protect yourself and your family.

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.

Know the symptoms of breast cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. Find out what symptoms to look out for and how to check your breasts.

Ending our love affair with sugar

Find out how to reduce your added sugar intake for a healthier lifestyle in this monthly column from our Chair, Dr Jonty Heaversedge.

Reaching out to those at risk of suicide

GPs in Southwark are encouraging local residents to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.

Sign up to Stoptober and get support to quit smoking in Southwark

Smokers in Southwark are being urged to join Stoptober, the country's 28-day mass quit attempt.

August bank holiday health services in Southwark

Find out which Southwark health services you can use over the August bank holiday.

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

Southwark Primary Care Joint Committee meeting

The next meeting of our Primary Care Joint Committee will take place on 29 September 2015.

Local doctors support breastfeeding week

World Breastfeeding Week 2015 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.

Commissioning of local general practice services in Southwark

The Primary Care Joint Committees of south east London CCGs and NHS England will meet in public to discuss the planning, commissioning and contracting of general practice services at 6pm on Thursday, 6 August 2015.

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

One in three women who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over. Find out more about prevention, screening and how to spot signs and symptoms.

Be safe this summer in Southwark

Get tips and advice on how to stay safe and healthy during the hot weather.

Patients choose pharmacy first

Since its launch in April 2015, nearly 2000 people have used NHS Southwark CCG’s new Pharmacy First scheme. Hay fever, headache, raised temperature and cold and flu were the top reasons for people seeking advice.

Living well with diabetes in Southwark

This year national Diabetes Week runs from 15 June and reminds people with diabetes that they are not alone.

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 Southwark

Find out how the CCG is taking greater responsibility in the design, shaping and commissioning of local general practices, in a joint commissioning arrangement with NHS England.

Get involved in improving your local health services

Local residents are being encouraged to play a part in shaping healthcare provided at their GP practice by joining their local patient participation group (PPG).

Southwark GPs ask local residents to think before visiting A&E over the bank holiday

Find out which health services are open over the bank holiday.

Reducing the impact of medicine waste in Southwark

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group’s new campaign ‘It’s okay to ask about medicines’ launches this week in a bid to tackle unnecessary medicine waste.

Life doesn’t end when dementia begins

GPs in Southwark are asking residents to help increase dementia awareness by spreading the word that life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

Southwark gets mindful for Mental Health Awareness Week

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

Marking two years of clinical commissioning in Southwark

A review of some of the developments in local health services since NHS Southwark CCG was formed two years ago.

Health services available in Southwark over Easter

With Easter just around the corner, NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department over the four day weekend.

Do you know the symptoms of bowel cancer?

April is bowel cancer awareness month. GPs at NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to reassure residents that there really is no reason to feel embarrassed to talk to them about your bowels.

Have your say on care at King's Hospital

An opportunity to give your views on care at King's Hospital ahead of a Care Quality Commission inspection.

Pregnant? New mum? Get your free vitamin D

When you’re pregnant, you need to take supplements to provide your baby with enough vitamin D for the first few months of its life. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping bones healthy throughout life.

No Smoking Day - have you thought about giving up?

Wednesday 11 March marks No Smoking Day and is the perfect opportunity for smokers across Southwark to set their goal and quit smoking.

Consultation on NHS Continuing Healthcare Redress

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

Dr Know - heartburn for more than three weeks?

Most people will experience heartburn at some point in their life – but if it happens most days for three weeks or more it's time to get some advice. If you're taking medicine and it isn't helping, you should see your doctor.

Take ten minutes to change your life during heart month

February is Heart Month and GPs at NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging residents to take on the British Heart Foundation ‘Heart Month Challenge’ to make one small change, every day.

Brand new health centre to be built in Dulwich

The local NHS in Southwark has announced today that the planned health centre in Dulwich will be a new build. The proposal is to build the new centre in the south east corner of the current Dulwich hospital site.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) statutory consultation

Interested parties are invited to take part in a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) consultation for Southwark. The consultation provides an opportunity to help shape the future of pharmacy services in Southwark..

Can you stay off the booze for 31 days?

Drinking alcohol is something most people do because it makes them feel good, but if the amount of alcohol you are drinking isn't kept in check it can soon become a problem.

A&E won’t kiss it better over the festive break

In the run up to the festive period NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding local people that A&E is for serious emergencies only. Alternative services are available.

King’s counts down to a smoke-free Denmark Hill site

From Monday 19 January 2015 the King's hospital Denmark Hill site 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 with Decembeard

This December, we are supporting Bowel Cancer UK's campaign urging 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.

Are you at risk? Get tested this World AIDS Day

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging anyone who thinks that they are at risk from HIV to get tested this World AIDS Day, Monday 1 December 2014.

Keep Warm and Well in 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.

New GP service to be rolled out in Peckham, Dulwich and Camberwell

From 11 November 2014, when patients in Peckham, Dulwich and Camberwell need to see a GP urgently a new service will be available for them.

The NHS yellow men are back in Southwark

Anyone passing through Peckham Square on 7 November will notice a family of seven-foot tall yellow figures with various ailments. The giant statues are part of an NHS campaign to raise awareness of alternative services to A&E.

Made in Movember

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

Southwark is front runner for Better Care Fund

Today Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the Government's Better Care Fund. After rigorous assessments and assurance testing over the past few months Southwark has been given approval without conditions.

Join the Stoptober Challenge this October!

The Stoptober challenge returns this month. The 28-day stop smoking challenge saw nearly a quarter of a million people in England and Wales sign up to Stoptober last year, pledging to stop smoking for 28 days.

Breast cancer awareness month

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. One in eight women in the UK will be affected in their lifetime and around 50,000 women are diagnosed every year.

NHS Southwark CCG Annual Report

NHS Southwark CCG is pleased to present its Annual Report for the year 2013-14. The Annual Report describes the achievements the CCG has made within health and social care commissioning over the past year.

Sexual Health Awareness Week 2014

It’s Sexual Health Awareness Week from 15 to 21 September, and this year we’re talking about emergency contraception. Not everything in life always goes according to plan, and that includes contraception.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2014

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

Is Accident and Emergency the right place for you this summer

Summer has arrived and although most of us love the warmer weather, the change in temperature can bring along many health risks.

New online mental health support for Southwark residents

Residents in Southwark going through a tough time or struggling with mental health issues can now access a new, confidential online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service.

Hepatitis: think again

As part of World Hepatitis Day NHS Southwark CCG is encouraging people to Think Again about viral hepatitis. In Southwark it is estimated that 2,694 people are chronically infected. However, viral hepatitis is preventable and treatable.

GPs and patients give local CCG top marks

National CCG survey results announced today show that NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group has strong relationships with local patients, its GP practice members and wider stakeholders.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia awareness month

NHS Southwark 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.

Stay safe in the heat 2014

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.

NHS Southwark CCG announces new Chair

Southwark GP leads have elected Dr Jonty Heaversedge as the new Chair of NHS Southwark CCG. He will be taking over from the current Chair, Dr Amr Zeineldine, who is stepping down having come to the end of his two year tenure.

Carers week: our pledges to improve care

NHS Southwark 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.

Support your local GP practice

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

Falls awareness week 2014

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

Diabetes team wins BMJ award

We are delighted to announce that the King’s College Hospital 3DFD team won the national BMJ Diabetes Team of the Year award. The Guy's and St Thomas' A&E team were also runners up in the emergency medicine team of the year.

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.

Mental health awareness week

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 UK the number of cases of anxiety is growing, with over 8million people diagnosed in 2010.

Remember the person: Dementia Awareness Week 2014

Each year 'remember the person' is the recurring theme for dementia 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.

Prime Minister gives Southwark GP services £1m boost

Southwark residents will see better access to GP care with the help of a £1million investment to support local plans for improvements. This forms part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, worth £50 million nationally.

Southwark and Lambeth 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.

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.

Clinical commissioning turns one

Dr Amr Zeineldine: "Since I started this job I have seen many improvements in the way the NHS works. As we approach our first birthday, I wanted to share some of our key achievements over the past year."

Make your pledge for NHS Change Day

NHS Southwark CCG is celebrating NHS Change Day on Monday 3 March 2014. Our pledge as a CCG is to work better together with other organisations so local people have better outcomes from their health and care services.

No smoking day – have you thought about giving up?

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

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?

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.

NHS Southwark 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.

GP opening during the festive season

GP Practices are open for normal working hours over the Christmas and New Year period except for Bank Holidays (25 and 26 December 2013 and 1 January 2014).

GP and pharmacy Christmas and New Year opening hours

If you are worried that your local pharmacy might not be open over the festive period, fear not, Southwark pharmacy Christmas and New Year opening hours are available here.

NHS yellowmen to make an appearance in Peckham Square

Anyone passing through Peckham Square on 10 December will notice a family of seven-foot tall 'Yellow Men' with various ailments. The giant statues are part of an eye-catching NHS campaign to explain that people should only go to A&E when it is neccessary.

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. Each winter thousands of people in England die as a result of cold weather.

​​Be honest - how much are you drinking?​

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week so GPs in Southwark are encouraging local people to thinking about how much they are drinking and the warning signs to look out for.

Southwark residents help shape future health services

Southwark residents and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have joined forces to come up with ideas to improve health services.

​Self care for like - take control​

Next week is Self-Care Week running from 18 - 24 November. This year’s theme is “Self-Care for Life – Take Control”. GPs in Southwark are joining the campaign to raise awareness of how individuals can take control of their health and wellbeing.

​​​Blood in your pee? Speak to your GP​

Every year, around 16,600 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer. Around 7,500 people die from bladder or kidney cancer in England each year, but this needn’t be the case. Knowing what to look out for saves lives.

​Southwark and Lambeth community diabetes teams commended​

The excellent work of Young Diabetes Connections and the Southwark and Lambeth Community Diabetes teams was recognised last week at the Quality in Care Awards, when the services received Commendations from the judges.

​Get the jab, get flu safe in Southwark​

As winter approaches, it’s now time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.

​​Confirmation of the 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.

​Council and NHS seek views on proposal to support thousands of carers in Southwark

With an estimated 14,000 ‘hidden’ carers in the borough Southwark Council and NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group have created a range of initiatives to identify and support people who look after family or friends who are ill, frail or disabled.

​​NHS Southwark CCG plans to develop new community health centre​

NHS Southwark CCG agreed plans for improving health services in and around Dulwich. Based on what local people told the CCG during a three month public consultation, the CCG plans to develop a new centre to provide improved community health services.

​Southwark doctors sign up to learning disability charter​

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the local doctors leading the organisation have signed up to Mencap’s learning disability Charter. Showing their dedication to getting it right for people with learning disabilities in Southwark.

​​​Learning disabilities - support in Southwark​

Next week is National Learning Disability Week (19 - 25 August) so NHS Southwark CCG is supporting Mencap to raise awareness and celebrate the superheroes in the families they work with.

​Evaluation of consultation feedback​

On Thursday 8 August 2013 at 12 midday, NHS Southwark CCG will be hosting a special event to share the evaluation of responses from the recent ‘Improving Services in Dulwich and the Surrounding Areas’ consultation.

​Be clear on lung cancer in Southwark​​​​

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people to think about lung cancer as part of the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign running throughout July.

​Stay safe in the heat​

NHS Southwark CCG is calling on local people to stay safe in the heat as temperatures reach record highs in London.

​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, or the women in your family, then support is available locally from the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Service

​Give your views before 31 May​

Give your views on plans to improve health services in Dulwich and the surrounding areas - before 31 May 2013!

​​Guy's hospital urgent care review​

We are currently reviewing this service and are interested in your views and want to hear about your experience.

Improving services in Dulwich and the surrounding areas - a consultation about local services

From 28 February 2013 - 31 May 2013 we are consulting on our proposals to improve health services in Dulwich and the surrounding areas.

​​​Clinical commissioning takes off in Southwark​

GPs and other frontline health professionals formally take on responsibility for planning and buying health services for Southwark people on 1 April 2013.

​​Improving out of hospital services across Southwark

The new NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group is developing its approach to improving out of hospital health services and is keen to hear your views.

GP opening times over Easter

If you or a member of your family becomes unwell over Easter and needs to see a GP, your practice will be open for some of the holiday break and at other times you can use the GP out-of-hours service.