Free Healthy Cooking Classes in Brockley

Community interest company Pulse is running more free cookery classes for local residents, funded by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.The classes will run on November 8, 14, 22 and 29 and on December 6 at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Brockley Road.To find out more or to put your name on the waiting list, please contact ...

NHS considers closing Waldron Walk-in

The Waldron Health Centre, is an NHS centre built in 2008 next to New Cross station and home to the Amersham Vale Training Practice and the New Cross GP Led Walk-in.As part of a consultation by NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the option to close the Walk-in Centre is being explored. The CCG writes:We ...

Healthy eating on a budget – free classes

Naomi from Pulse writes:We are running a course of Free Cookery classes for Brockley residents on Wednesdays in June, funded by Lewisham NHS Trust. The course aims to teach people about healthy eating on a budget, and they culminate in a shared meal. We have a few places left on 7, 14 , 21 and ...

Lewisham GP to stand against Hunt

The Lewisham medic who played a prominent role in the campaign to save Lewisham Hospital from being downgraded will stand for election in South West Surrey in a bid to unseat Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.The Independent reports:"The Green Party has withdrawn their candidate from the race completely, while Liberal Democrat and Labour members agreed not ...

Campaigners aim to protect Lewisham’s health visitors

A petition has been launched, urging Lewisham Council not to enact cuts to health visitor services. Iain writes: The council has just started consulting on plans to cut health visiting and school nursing services, and many other community services. The consultation finishes 14 August and you can click here to participate.Here in Lewisham, we almost ...

Lewisham doctors on the picket line

The Guardian has interviewed junior doctors from the Lewisham Hospital picket line about their reasons for participating in industrial action:

Green is Good! And we can prove it!!

In case it were needed, here's more evidence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Journal website that street trees have quantifiable positive effects on our well-being and health. The research was done in Canada and correlates data about 530,000 trees with health data relating to 30,000 Toronto residents. Here's just one snippet: The results demonstrate ...

Lewisham Rising: Heidi Alexander named Shadow Health Secretary

Lewisham East MP and former Deputy Mayor, Heidi Alexander, has been named Shadow Health Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn's first Shadow Cabinet.Not only does that make her the first Shadow Health Secretary to have toured Brockley Cross, it means that Lewisham Hospital has a strong ally if - as rumoured - it faces a fresh assault ...

Honor Oak Wellness Rooms Open Day

Ginny writes:I'm the Practice Manager here at the Honor Oak Wellness Rooms. We are planning an open day on the 12th September, which is going to be a lovely (free) day of:15-minute massages, taster classes (yoga, Pilates, meditation), chiropractic consultations and talks, plus lots of food and drink.Our timetable and booking info is available via ...

Save Lewisham Hospital again

As a general rule, we refuse to support any cause which uses any variation of the "Keep Calm" poster in its marketing materials. However, we're going to make an exception on this occasion, because the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign is back on "high alert", believing the government will have another crack at downgrading or even ...