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“The Lambeth GP Food Co-op shows the power of co-operation and collaboration, and the kindness and shared purpose that is at the heart of the NHS.”
Dr Phil Hammond, GP and broadcaster
Read about Lambeth GP Food Coop in The Practice Manager; an interview with Jonathan Wilmshurst.
We take a look at the latest cookbook from the co-op, which offers a 'social prescription'
See article on Page 5 in Issue 52 of The GiST: News from Guy's And St Thomas'
Growing vegetables is not the usual scope of practice for a GP, so when NHS educator Ed Rosen approached a group of clinicians with his 'gardening for health' idea, he was met with some scepticism. However, six years (and one Royal visit) later, his ground-breaking food co-operative project is flourishing.
Daily Mail Article: 7 February 2019
The Duchess of Cornwall has praised a group of GPs for their pioneering use of gardening to help patients manage health conditions like diabetes and heart problems.
7 February 2019: The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Lambeth GP Food Co-op garden at Swann Mews where she met the members and volunteers who run the co-operative.
The Guardian article: 23 March 2016
How a GP co-op is sowing the seeds of healthy eating: A pioneering scheme sees patients find solace in getting their hands dirty at their local doctor’s surgery.
BMJ Opinion: 15 June 2016
Richard Lehman: Is gardening good for your health?
Is it time to commission guidelines for gardening? A 2013 article by Dr Phil Hammond, broadcaster and GP.
Nursing Standard article: 3 August 2016
Gardening your way to health: Patients with many different physical and mental conditions can benefit from finding peace, company and a sense of purpose in growing things.
Article from 24 March 2016: GPs in Lambeth have made the headlines of a national newspaper after turning their practices’ outdoor space into vegetable gardens used to treat patients.
Tuesday, 12th 11:00am-1:30pm
Saturday, 16th 12 midday to 2:30pm
Tuesday, 26th 11:00am-1:30pm
Saturday, 30th 12 midday to 2:30pm
Tuesday, 10th 11:00am-1:30pm
Saturday, 14th 12 midday to 2:30pm
Saturday, 11th 12 midday to 2:30pm
Tuesday, 21st 11:00am-1:30pm
Saturday, 25th 12 midday to 2:30pm
Email Stephanieann at Brixton Hill Surgery email@example.com
or email admin@katakatabrixton
99 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9ES
Garden at Jennie Lee House, King's College Hospital, de Crespigny Road, London SE5 8AD
Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr David Wickstead email@example.com
72 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8JP
To be confirmed
Email Dr Elizabeth Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
2-8 Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2ST
Inside main foyer
Tuesdays 10am to 11am
Grantham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9DL
Call Jonathan Wilmshurst on 0207 733 6191 or email email@example.com
Jennie Lee Garden, De Crespigny Park Road, SE5 9RS
Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
5 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6SP
Tuesdays 14.00am – 16.00pm
Email Dr Rajiv Mitra at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hilda email@example.com
61 Crown Dale, Upper Norwood, SE19 3NY
Email Nico Scaravilli firstname.lastname@example.org
47a Pulross Road, Brixton, SW9 8AE
Gardening group meetings on Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
Email Rommel Javier, Ward Manager email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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