Health Champions

We are a group of patients who are working voluntarily to introduce, organise and promote a programme of activities to support the wellbeing of the community. We work collaboratively with Grove Medical Centre to find new ways to improve the service and to meet the health needs of patients and the broader community. See below for our current timetable of activities.

Health Champions Activities 2018

Monday Diabetes Coffee Morning (Last Monday of the month only)Smoking Cessation Coffee Morning (First Monday of the month only)
Tuesday Couch to 5K/Walking group Meditation
Wednesday Couch to 5K/Walking group
Saturday Southwark Parkrun

Couch to 5K/Walking group

Starts at 10.00. Meet outside Grove Medical Centre. All levels of ability welcome. No registration required-just turn up!

Diabetes Coffee Morning

Starts at 10.00 at the Grove Medical Centre. Report to Reception. No registration required-just turn up! Last Monday of the month only. Giving participants the opportunity to discuss Diabetes.

Southwark Parkrun

The Health Champions and Grove Medical Centre are keen to promote the activities of Parkrun, to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients.

Grove Medical Centre is a Royal College of General Practitioners accredited Parkrun Practice:

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

They are not races: walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate. Parkrun is open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities. Our closest Parkrun is Southwark Parkrun.

Meet at Southwark Park for a 09.00 start. You may wish to register at their website though it is not essential:

For more information see the leaflet:

parkrun printout

Dr John McGuinness has written a letter published in the British Journal of General Practice, explaining the benefits of Parkrun:

The Little Half

The Little Half offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official timed running event.

Starting in Southwark Park at 12:45 on Sunday 10 March 2019, the route follows the last 2.4 miles of The Vitality Big Half to the stunning finish by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

The event is a great chance to take part with friends and family – entry is FREE to runners under 18 years old and just £5 for all other participants. See the link for more details:

If you would be interested in seeking further information about our activities or would like to contribute  to our work please email the practice at