Lewisham Council - Improving public health

Improving public health

​The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred public health responsibilities to councils.

We now have a major role in shaping local health services and the responsibility for local population health improvement.

The health and wellbeing board brings together local commissioners of health and social care, elected councillors and representatives of Healthwatch to agree an integrated way to improving local health and wellbeing.

In this section​ ​

​All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals and records of births and deaths, to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. Information is also processed to allow the statistical analysis of data so we can plan the provision of services.



Calabash Day Centre/Lewisham Older Adults

Calabash Centre 
20 August 10am to 4pm

Hestia’s Lewisham Older Adults Day Service, which is based in Lewisham, is a specialist service that helps to meet the needs of Older Adults who may have a physical disability, an acquired brain injury, a history of mental ill health and onset dementia.

Stop smoking clinic at Lewisham Hospital Free

Lewisham Hospital 
20 August 10am to 1pm

Stop smoking with a friendly stop smoking advisor from the NHS

Stop Smoking Clinic - Deptford Free

Grove Medical Centre 
20 August 10am to 4.30PM

Stop smoking with a friendly advisor from the NHS

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