NHS Lambeth – Akerman Road Health Centre

Posted on July 31, 2009. Filed under: LIFT, Press/News Releases |

NHS Lambeth | Building for the future | accessed 31 July 2009

Akerman Road Health Centre rapid Health and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

As part of the planning work for the new Akerman road health centre, we commissioned Inukshuk consultants to carry out a rapid Health and Wellbeing Impact Assessment in Coldharbour ward in 2009.

The purpose was:

  • To identify access issues for Coldharbour residents and Iveagh House patients when the Practice moves to the new facility.
  • To make recommendations to Akerman Project Board re the issues raised.

The consultants presented their report and its recommendations to the Akerman road Project Board in July. A summary of the report’s findings is available here.

Green light for Akerman Road 

We’re delighted to announce that Lambeth Council has granted planning permission for the construction of our new £13m health centre at the corner of Akerman Road and Patmos Road in north Brixton.

Replacing our current Myatts Field health centre, the Akerman Road centre will complement Lambeth Council’s regeneration of the Myatts Field area. When it opens in autumn 2011, it will help us to improve healthcare services and reduce health inequalities in some of most deprived areas of the borough.

Akerman Road will will sit at the heart of a network of local services, all aimed at improving the quality of services for the people of north Brixton. It will provide a top-quality home to:

  • Three GP practices: Dr Berlyn and Partners (Myatts Fields practice), Dr Mukadam (Foxley Square practice) who are moving from the Myatts Fields Health Centre and Dr Konzon and Partners (Iveagh House practice) who are currently in Loughborough Road.
  • Midwifery and community dental services run by King’s College Hospital.
  • Community healthcare services, including nursing and home visiting, run by Lambeth Community Health.
  • Services for adult and children run by Lambeth Council.
  • Bookable space for local community use.

We’ve developed our plans for the centre as part of our overall strategy to construct a number of neighbourhood centres across the borough. The first of these centres opened in December 2007 at Gracefield Gardens in Streatham, and we have plans to develop similar centres in Norwood and at Crowndale.

We will work in partnership with Building Better Health to construct Akerman Road under the nationwide NHS LIFT programme (Local Improvement Finance Trust) by which the public and private sectors work together to provide better quality health and social care premises.

NHS Lambeth chair Caroline Hewitt said: “We’ve worked closely with the local community to ensure that our plans address their needs. We’re delighted that the council’s planners have given us the green light to proceed.”

Akerman Road Health Centre by Buschow Henley Architects

The Architects’ Journal | By Emma Bass | 30 July 2009

Akerman Road

First Look: NHS Lambeth’s £13 million Akerman Road Health Centre

Akerman Road Health Centre will provide a range of services including three GP surgeries, community dentistry, children’s services, podiatry, midwifery, primary care and community health services and facilities. The centre will also be the base for Lambeth Community Services nursing teams. 

NHS LIFT developer Building Better Health was granted planning permission on their second attempt. Last week they were also given the green light in their healthcare-led generation of the New Cross Gate development

Work is anticipated to begin on Akerman Road Health Centre in early 2010.

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