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Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent long term conditions in London, affecting about 4 - 7 per cent of the adult population. 

Healthwatch Lewisham is carrying out a research project across the borough, looking into the social care needs and experiences of local people.

On Thursday 29 June 2017 Lewisham residents are invited to an event to find out more about plans for local health and care services in Lewisham and across south east London.

As part of Lewisham Council’s neighbourhood strategy for health and wellbeing in the borough, the Community Connections Development Workers have launched a series of inaugural meetings to bring together local organisations working for the wellbeing of adults in their 'neighbourhoods'.

Lewisham CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has decided to commission a new service to deliver care to Lewisham people who are nearing the end of their lives.

Lewisham Council and SE2 Ltd are carrying out a research project to look at the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of fuel poverty referral schemes across the country. 


Lewisham Council and Lewisham CCG are carrying out user testing of the new, improved Adult Social Care and Health webpages – which aim to give Lewisham adult citizens a little more control, advice and information about their health and wellbeing.


According to a recent report in News Shopper (2 September 2016), Lewisham councillors are pushing for publication of ‘secret’ plan

Here are a few of the highlights of the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) meeting on 19 July 2016:

On Friday 13 November 2015 Lewisham Council is inviting suppliers to a ‘market warming’ event to discuss the delivery of community-based borough-wide healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.

Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) is the five year strategy spearheaded by the six  South East London CCGs. More details on ideas for improving health services in south east London has been released, and the public are invited to give their views.

NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting a range of voluntary and community organisations to join them for their AGM on Wednesday 30 September.

Our congratulations go to Heidi Alexander MP for Lewisham East, who has accepted a job to serve in Jeremy Corbyn MP's shadow cabinet as Shadow Health Secretary.

For the third year running, Equinox Lewisham and Quo Vadis Trust are co-sponsoring the Lewisham Mental Health Conference 2015, supported this year by Lewisham Council and many Lewisham Mental Health Connection members.

In November 2014 the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England launched a review of the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes. An

South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust (SLaM), our local main mental health provider of inpatient and community services, will be inspected by Care Quality Commission (CQC) during the week of 23 September 2015. Healthwatch Bromley and Lewisham wants to collect patient and carer feedback and experiences to help guide the inspection of SLaM.

They would like you and/or service users to attend a drop-in session on Friday 31 July, 2pm – 4.30pm at St Laurence Centre.

Deadline for responses: Monday 3 August 2015 at 9am

If you live, work or study in Lewisham, here's your chance to give your views on health and social care in Lewisham to the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), 11-17 May,  aims to raise awareness and generate public debate about health and wellbeing issues, such as anxiety and sleep deprivation.

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We are currently reviewing the way that VAL facilitates the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement in shaping the health and social care agenda in Lewisham.