New Aylesbury premises

New Aylesbury premises

New health centre to be named in celebration of Dr Harold Moody

The new NHS health centre in Bermondsey and Walworth will be named Harold Moody Health Centre after local GP and campaigner Dr Harold Moody.

People in Bermondsey and Walworth, including patients and staff of nearby GP practices, were asked to rank the names from a shortlist of three, with the Harold Moody Health Centre being chosen as the favourite.

Dr Moody came to London from Jamaica in 1904 to study medicine at King’s College, London. Having been denied a hospital appointment out of racial prejudice, he set up on his own as a GP, establishing a practice in King’s Road (now King’s Grove), Peckham, in 1913. In 1922 he moved to nearby 164 Queens Road, where he lived, worked and died.

Moody also founded the League of Coloured Peoples and fought for causes including employment rights for black merchant seamen, fair pay for the Trinidadian oil workers and the lifting of the implicit colour bar in the British Armed Forces that had prevented the appointment of black officers.

Commenting on the outcome of the public vote, Dr Nancy Küchemann, GP and joint Chair of Partnership Southwark said:

“Partnership Southwark are delighted to announce that the new health centre in Bermondsey and Walworth will be called the Harold Moody Health Centre.

“The result of the public vote is testament to the impact of Dr Moody’s legacy in the borough and through the community. The new building will be a fitting tribute to his tireless work to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and communities.”

The Harold Moody Health Centre will open in summer 2023. When finished, the new state of the art, purpose-built centre, will offer GP and other health services to local residents.

Based on Thurlow Street, the new centre will have two GP practices relocating from 301 East Street Surgery and Aylesbury Medical Centre. Patients, staff and stakeholders affected by the relocation have been contacted and will receive more information as we get closer to summer 2023.


To read the letter sent to Aylesbury patients regarding the premises click here.

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Letter to our patients regarding Aylesbury Medical Centre new premises – Summer 2023

Letter to our patients regarding Aylesbury Medical Centre new premises – Summer 2023

Dear patient/guardian

GP services for patients registered at 301 East Street Practice and Aylesbury Medical Centre

We are writing to you today to inform you that in summer 2023, your current GP surgery will move to a new, larger, modern and purpose-built health centre. The aim of this is to allow your surgery to offer a better service by enabling a range of services to be provided.

The new centre is being built on Thurlow Street, in between Inville Road and East Street close to your current GP surgery building. When the new building has been completed, we will begin to move your practice into the brand new premises.

The date of the move and final details are under discussion between the NHS organisations and GP practices involved but we wanted to let you know as far in advance as we could. We will be in further contact before summer 2023 to give you more information and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

We are excited about the move and would like to take the opportunity to reassure you that as this is a relocation, we expect to add to the services available to patients and no services will be lost in the area.

Name of the centre

The new NHS health centre will be named Harold Moody Health Centre after local GP and campaigner Dr Harold Moody.

People in Bermondsey and Walworth, were asked to rank the names from a shortlist of three, with the Harold Moody Health Centre being chosen as the favourite.

Dr Moody came to London from Jamaica in 1904 to study medicine at King’s College, London. Having been denied a hospital appointment out of racial prejudice, he set up on his own as a GP, establishing a practice in King’s Road (now King’s Grove), Peckham, in 1913. In 1922 he moved to nearby 164 Queens Road, where he lived, worked and died.

Moody also founded the League of Coloured Peoples and fought for causes including employment rights for black merchant seamen, fair pay for the Trinidadian oil workers and the lifting of the implicit colour bar in the British Armed Forces that had prevented the appointment of black officers.

Next steps

We will be in touch again when we have more detail. Patients will not be required to take any action as their medical notes and registration will automatically be transferred over to the new site. You will also be given a choice to register with another surgery if you do not wish to remain as a patient of either 301 East Street Practice or Aylesbury Medical Centre. Both GP surgeries will work closely with commissioners to identify vulnerable patients who may need assistance with the relocation to the new premises.

In the meantime, please continue to contact your GP surgery as normal. If you have any questions or concerns about this letter, please contact Partnership Southwark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yours faithfully,

Kate Kavanagh, Associate Director – Healthy Populations and Community Based Care Team (Interim), NHS South East London and Southwark Council.

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Online Patient Access

Patient access to records online


The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

We’re now letting you see all the information within your health record automatically. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App, NHS website, or another online primary care service, you will now be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP). Some people can already access this feature, this won’t change for you.

This means that you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists. You will only be able to see information from 1st November 2022. For most people, access will be automatic, and you won’t need to do anything.

Your doctor (GP) may talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see some of your information on the app. Your doctor (GP) may also talk to you before your full records access is given to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. There might be some sensitive information on your record, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

These changes only apply to people with online accounts. If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by requesting this information through reception. The changes also only apply to personal information about you. If you are a carer and would like to see information about someone you care for, speak to reception staff.

The NHS App, website and other online services are all very secure, so no one is able to access your information except you. You’ll need to make sure you protect your login details. Don’t share your password with anyone as they will then have access to your personal information.

If you do not want to see your health record, or if you would like more information about these changes, please speak to your GP or reception staff.

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Thank you prescription

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If you are not registered to collect your prescription directly from the pharmacy, please allow 48 hours to collect your prescription

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