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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
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.
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Tuesday, 10th 11:00am-1:30pm
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Email Stephanieann at Brixton Hill Surgery firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Dr David Wickstead firstname.lastname@example.org
72 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8JP
To be confirmed
Email Dr Elizabeth Williams email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Hilda firstname.lastname@example.org
61 Crown Dale, Upper Norwood, SE19 3NY
Email Nico Scaravilli email@example.com
47a Pulross Road, Brixton, SW9 8AE
Gardening group meetings on Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
Email Rommel Javier, Ward Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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