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Borough delighted after historic match


By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

A spirited display from Lewisham Borough (Community) FC was not enough to prevent a 3-0 loss away in the biggest game in their history against Conference South side Fisher Athletic. Continues…


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Platformer wins Guardian award


By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

sylvia-at-ceremonyA Platform journalist, Sylvia Rowley, scooped a prestigious national journalism award from The Guardian last week.
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BNP members in Lewisham and Southwark

By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

Military personnel are among 74 British National Party members living in Lewisham and Southwark, according to a membership list of the far right party leaked last Monday. Continues…

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Nature’s workout

By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

An innovative new volunteer group is offering Lewisham residents the chance to keep fit and help nature at the same time.

Nature’s Gym, a scheme developed by Lewisham Council in conjunction with Glendale Grounds Management, allows volunteers to assist in conservation activities, which also provide a physical workout.


“Nature’s Gym involves taking part in conservation activities in the Lewisham’s parks and also in nature reserves that are normally closed to the public,” explained Jessica Rushton, Nature Conservation officer for the council.

Continued: Locals impressed by programme

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Complaining made easy

By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

An innovative electronic patient feedback system is being piloted by Lewisham hospitals in an effort to improve services and drive up standards.

The pilot project supplies patients with handheld devices called Patient Experience Trackers (PETs), slightly bigger than a palmtop computer, which allows patients to give feedback anonymously.


The PETs allow hospitals and trusts to gather feedback easily on a day-to-day basis, collated and analysed independently. The service has been successfully employed in a number of hospitals across the country.

However, under the current pilot project PETs will only be used to gather feedback from nursing and speech therapy. The project runs until 2011, when PETs will be introduced into other services as well.

Joan Walsh, policy, research and campaign manager at health research group the Picker Institute, described PETs as “a valuable source of useful information and feedback from patients. No single method is perfect obviously, but we use PETs ourselves.”

(Photo credit: http://www.lewishampct.nhs.uk)

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