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.

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​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.


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Due to planned maintenance work on www.lewisham.gov.uk some services may be unavailable.


Help change attitudes towards mental ill health

A group to help change attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health issues has been set up in the borough.

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Stop Smoking Clinic - Honor Oak Practice Free

Honor Oak Practice 
20 February 9am to 12 noon

Free and friendly help from the stop smoking team

Calabash Day Centre/Lewisham Older Adults

Calabash Centre 
20 February 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 - Catford Library Free

Catford Library 
20 February 1pm to 4.30PM

Free and friendly support from the stop smoking service

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