29 January 2012

NHS Lambeth publishes new briefing on Akerman Health Centre in Patmos Road SW9

NHS Lambeth have produced a briefing on the new Akerman Health Centre on the corner of Patmos Road and Akerman Road SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward. The new health centre is due to open in August 2012 and will bring together three existing Doctors' practices as well as providing a base for local hospital and other services to be provided.

Read the full document on the NHS SE London website

This extract from the briefing shows the range of services  that will be provided

The Akerman Health Centre will support the development of better coordinated and more accessible local health services that will help people to remain healthier and to provide for them high quality services in better quality premises. 

The new centre will contain the following services: 
  • GP facilities for the three relocating practices, with additional provision to absorb anticipated population growth in the area: I. Iveagh House Surgery (Loughborough Road) II. Foxley Square Surgery (located in Myatts Field Health Centre III. Myatts Field Medical Practice (located in Myatts Field Health Centre) 
  • A range of community based services will also be provided by King's Health Partners (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) and the London Borough of Lambeth. 
  • A range of specialist clinical services, including podiatry, special care community dentistry, speech & language therapy, community pediatrics, child and adolescent mental health services, and other child health services. 
  • An adult and social care team will also be based in the centre. 
  • Health services will also be relocating from Railton Road Health Centre and the Iveagh House Surgery. 
  • Bookable suites of clinical and treatment rooms, including a minor surgery area with recovery room, and associated diagnostics, which will be used for services transferring out of acute settings. 
  • Team bases for local staff, including district nursing, health visiting and school nursing.