The health improvement team provides a range of services to help improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities in the local population.

The team are an experienced team of health promotion practitioners including community nurses, physical activity specialists, and a support worker. The team work in partnership with statutory and third sector organisations and local residents.

Who we see

Our health improvement services sees adults who live in Westminster or are registered with a GP in Westminster.

The service does not see children or adolescents.

Who can refer?

The service accepts referrals from GPs, clinicians, partners and also self-referrals.

Our main services

Our main services include:

Services Description Referral

Healthy lifestyle checks

30 minutes health checks in the community (e.g. in libraries) for those unwilling to have or are ineligible for an NHS Health Check.

Each consultation includes blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI measurements, goal setting and signposting to other services. Follow up service also available.

To book an appointment call 020 7563 6217 or drop in to a nearby clinic (dates listed below).

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Training

Level one (half day) and Level two (two days) training in brief health promotion interventions (based on motivational interviewing) for frontline staff and volunteers.

The training develops communication skills in delivering brief health promotion advice on physical activity, healthy eating, smoking and alcohol. The course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

To register on the course email an application form.

On request services

Partners can request the services below:

  • Active champions training
  • Walk leader training Health promotion talks and stalls
  • Healthy lifestyle checks
  • Healthy lifestyle checks

Call 020 7563 6217 to discuss your request or email a request form (4 weeks in advance)

GP surgery advice sessions

Support with accessing health, housing and community services for vulnerable adults

(e.g. adults with chronic mental health issues or at risk of homelessness).

Call Daniel on: 07721 246132 or email:

Physical activity programmes

We deliver physical activity sessions for adults with learning disabilities and/or longstanding mental health issues (e.g. gym sessions at the Paddington Recreation Ground).

Call 020 7563 6217 for more information

Healthy lifestyle check clinics

  • Church Street Library, 67 Church Street, NW8 8EU - Friday's 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Charing Cross Library, 4-6 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HF - Monday's 12 noon - 2.30pm
  • Maida Vale Library, Sutherland Avenue, W9 2QT - Monday's from 2pm - 4pm
  • Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, London W2 5DU from 13.00 - 16.00pm (alternate Tuesday's & Saturday's, call 020 7563 6217 to confirm dates)
  • Pimlico Adult Education Centre, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT - Tuesday's 2pm - 4pm

Patient contact details

You can contact the team using the methods below:

Phone: 020 7563 6217


Referrer contact details

Phone: 020 7563 6217

eFax: 0300 008 3264

Home visits

Home visits are not available for this service.

Locations and opening hours

Lisson Grove Health Centre

Gateforth Street, NW8 8EG

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm