Health Inequalities

The North Lewisham Primary Care Network (PCN) is committed to addressing health inequalities in our area covering 9 GP surgeries and a population of 80,000 people. North Lewisham is a vibrant and culturally diverse area with a close-knit community but it also has significant long-standing health inequalities and high levels of social deprivation. There is a lower life expectancy compared with the national average, high proportion of cardiovascular disease and high levels of childhood obesity.

Our PCN has a team dedicated to addressing these health inequalities. This aim can only be achieved by working in partnership with our community and community organisations.

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Since Spring 2021 the team have embarked on a wide-ranging programme to reduce health inequalities built on the principals of community engagement and co-production. We were the first area to have regular COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics hosted by the community and are proud to have launched the North Lewisham Community Forum to ensure our agenda and action is prioritised and driven by the voice of the community.

We work across the health, care and VCSO sector working with Lewisham Council, Lewisham Public Health, Lewisham CCG, One Health Lewisham, Lewisham Homes and others.

We continue to work closely with local community organisations. Some of our key partners include:

Evelyn Community Centre, New Cross Gate Trust, 2000 Community Action Centre, Pepys Resource Centre, Pepys Community Forum, Blueprint for All, The Beacon, Healthwatch Lewisham, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network, Red ribbon, Youth First, Lewisham Carers, Therapy for Healing, Irie @ Moonshot Community Centre, Lewisham Foodbank, Lewisham Local, New Cross Learning, The Lewington among many others.

Please explore the updates and information below and get in touch with any ideas or questions.

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