Sternhall Times

June Edition | Happy Pride month




From Our Pharmacy Team

Hormone replacement therapy prepayment prescription

Do you pay for NHS prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medicines 3 or more times in 12 months? If so, a HRT pre-payment certificate could save you money.

As you may know, each item on an NHS prescription usually costs £9.65. You can buy an HRT PPC for a one-off payment of £19.30 (the cost of two single items). To purchase a prepayment certificate, please go to NHS HRT prepayment certificate.

Please note that, although the certificate covers most commonly prescribed HRT. Some items are not included. Further information regarding this can be found on the before mentioned NHSBSA website.


Mental Health Practitioner

Introducing Enakone Oveh who is our new mental health practitioner.

Her role has recently been introduced to Southwark. Enakome sees patients on a referral basis. She can see patients post assessment or diagnosis of mental health conditions and focuses 
on assessment/review/motoring e.g. patients that are falling between services such as counselling services or community mental health teams with certain exclusions.

If you would like further information or have any questions, please get in touch with the surgery. 


PCN Social Prescriber: Natalie

Natalie’s role as social prescribing link worker is to assist patients with their non medical needs. Natalie connects people to activities, mental health activities, employment support, social services, counselling support, benefit support and more in the community to meet the practical, social, and emotional needs that affect that affect the patients health and wellbeing


First Contact Physio

This scheme is an enhanced service that allows for patients with new injuries such as back pain, shoulder pain or knee pain to see a physiotherapist for an assessment and to confirm a diagnosis without having to wait to speak to the GP. The team can give expert advice on how to effectively manage your condition in order to help you recover quicker and can refer you on to the specialist team if needed.

If you are unsure if this service is right for you, please call the surgery. The team are based at Chadwick Road surgery/Forest Hill Group Practice/ Acorn and Gaumont House Surgery.


The Warm Weather

As the weather gets warmer, please remember to stay safe and stay hydrated. If you are going outside to enjoy the sun, remember to bring a drink with you and wear some form of sun protection such as sun screen, sunglasses and a bucket/cap

Published: Jun 21, 2023