Why do we do it?

We partner with GP practices who share our vision to develop new environments for health and wellbeing; for galvanizing local communities and building the potential for greater resilience and reducing levels of social isolation and health inequalities.

We have created a number of thriving communities of enthusiastic growers who use spaces in and around GP practices that would otherwise go unused. The people who get involved are patients, GP's and practice staff and anyone can become a member of the co-op. The food we grow is sold to NHS hospitals in London and to NHS staff.  

Our partnership with Lambeth GPs has enabled practice staff to offer patients with long-term health conditions opportunities to join gardening groups at their local surgery. Patients are supported by an experienced gardener to learn how to grow fruit and vegetables and, in the process of gardening alongside others, they will often make new friends. Crucially, one of our aims is to support patients to become more confident in managing their own health and wellbeing.

As a result, local people are becoming involved with their GP practices in productive and exciting ways, with a fresh understanding of what it means to be cared for and supported by their GP practices. We see it as part of the wider drive across the whole NHS system to support people to be more activated; to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills to self-manage their health conditions and take steps to improve their own outcomes.

We sell our produce at a monthly stall at Kings College Hospital.

 

  • Crown Dale Medical Centre

    Where?

    61 Crown Dale, Upper Norwood, SE19 3NY

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    Dr Nico Scaravilli or Sheila Ryan, Practice Manager on 0208 761 6259

  • Norwood Road

    Where?

    115 Norwood Road, SE24 9AE

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    gpfoodcoop@gmail.com 

  • Beckett House Surgery

    Where?

    Grantham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9DL 

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Luz Franco or talk to the practice manager.

  • Corner Surgery

    Where?

    99 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9ES

    Garden at Jennie Lee House, King's College Hospital, de Crespigny Road, London SE5 8AD

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Carine Ndive on 0207 274 4507 or Dr David Wickstead

  • Clapham Park Group Practice

    Where?

    72 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8JP

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    Rebecca Macnair or talk to the Practice Manager

  • Gracefield Gardens/Streatham High Practice

    Where?

    2-8 Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2ST

    Inside main foyer

    When?

    Tuesdays 10am to 11am

    Who to contact:

    gpfoodcoop@gmail.com

  • Grantham Practice

    Where?

    Grantham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9DL

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Dr Mohah Sharaf on 0207 733 6191

  • King's College Hospital

    Where?

    Jennie Lee Garden, De Crespigny Park Road, SE5 9RS

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

    Who to contact:

    Carine Ndive on 0207 274 4507 or gpfoodcoop@gmail.com

    Lambeth GP Food Co-op also holds monthly stall at King’s college hospital. For more detail, please click here. 

     

  • Lambeth Walk Group Practice

    Where?

    5 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6SP 

    When?

    Tuesdays 14.00am – 16.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Email Dr Rajiv Mitra at r.mitra@nhs.net 

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