At Brixton Hill Group Practice, we believe in empowering patients to take control of their health. That’s why we offer self-referral options for certain services.

What is self-referral?

Self-referral allows you to directly access specialised care without the need for a referral from your GP. Whether you’re seeking physiotherapy, mental health support, or maternity services, you can take the initiative to schedule an appointment yourself. By offering self-referral pathways, we aim to streamline the process and ensure that you receive the care you need in a timely manner.

For more information, please refer to the sections below:

Abortion Services

What abortions services are available to South East London patients?

Please visit the South East London Integrated Care System for further information



SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.  

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available.

Refuge & National Domestic Violence Helpline

Refuge is an independent, specialist charity that supports women fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. They have been doing this work since 1971. Their specialist services now support around 6,500 women and children on any given day.

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone. The National Domestic Violence Helpline, in partnership with Refuge can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call them more information.


They can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available. For more information, visit their website.

Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

Survivors UK help sexually abused men by providing counselling, practical help and community towards their healing journey.  They all provide support to friends and family of survivors, no matter when the abuse happened.

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales operates as a feminist charity dedicated to eradicating sexual violence and abuse. Their mission encompasses delivering specialised services to individuals impacted by such trauma while striving to educate, advocate, and foster societal change.

FREE 24/7 SUPPORT HELPLINE: 0808 2000 247

Victim Support

Victim Support an independent charity, dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. They provide specialist help to support people to cope and move on to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.

Support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

HELPLINE: 0808 1689 111


We Are With You

We Are With You provides free, confidential support to people who have issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. They work with people on their own goals, whether that’s making small changes, stopping alcohol or drugs completely or just getting some advice.

Drug FAM

Drug FAM is a charity that provides a lifeline of safe and caring support to families, friends and partners who are affected or bereaved by a loved one’s harmful use of drugs, alcohol or gambling.

HELPLINE: 0300 888 3853

Be Gamble Aware

Gamble Aware is the leading independent charity and strategic commissioner of gambling harm education, prevention, early intervention, and treatment across Great Britain. 
They’re dedicated to keeping you safe from gambling harms.

FREE 24/7 HELPLINE: 0808 8020 133

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

HELPLINE: 0300 123 6600

Turning Point

Turning Point provides health and social care services for people with a learning disability and also people at risk of, or with a mental health diagnosis, mental health issues, drug or alcohol use, misuse or dependency or other addictive behaviours.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership

HELPLINE0800 9177 650

Adult Audiology

The Community Adult Audiology 

This service is for people who are experiencing hearing difficulty as a result of normal ageing. The Community Adult Audiology self-referral service is available to patients:

• Who are Registered with a SEL GP Practice

• Who are Over 18 Years of Age 

• Who are suitable for the Community Adult Audiology service

Community Adult Audiology is NOT suitable for all patients. To help patients to determine if they are suitable for self-referral, SEL Community Adult Audiology team have created a patient self-referral check list.

Please ask your GP or practice staff for a self-referral form or alternatively visit this link for an interactive patient self-referral check list  

Patients who self-refer can ONLY be seen by the following providers who hold the current Community Adult Audiology NHS contract with SEL ICB:-

  • Audiological Science
  • In Health
  • Outside Clinic
  • Specsavers


Self-referral guidance does not apply to ear wax removal. You will need to speak to your GP for the appropriate management advice or referral.

Autism & ADHD

National Autistic Society

Founded in 1962, they are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

HELPLINE: 0808 800 4104

Autism Independent UK

Autism Independent UK helps to increase awareness of autism to the notice of all, together with well-established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.

The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism, giving them a chance to take their rightful place within their local community where they can live, work and play.


They support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, choice and control in their lives.

ASD Helping Hands

ASD Helping Hands is a registered charity dedicated to autism support in the region. They offer a comprehensive range of services including personalised family support, ongoing support groups, residential holidays, activity days, and accredited training for both caregivers and professionals. ASD Helping Hands pride themselves on being inclusive, with no strict criteria for accessing their services. Whether you have a diagnosis, fall within a specific age group, or reside in a particular area, they welcome all who seek their assistance.


Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They offer free, confidential bereavement support by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK as well as face-to-face support from a number of locations.

SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity)

SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected UK charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care
  • Promotes and funds research and changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

SANDS has a network of over 100 Groups around the UK, and 12 in Scotland. Groups offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby and they work closely with their local hospitals to ensure the best possible care is provided and promote awareness and the work of Sands nationally.

TCF (The Compassionate Friends)

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children from a month old and from any cause.


Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads. They have been working since 1995 to make a difference across the UK.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.

Child Death Helpline

The national freephone Child Death Helpline is dedicated to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age – whether they are parents, grandparents, siblings, family members, friends or involved professionals.

Cruse – Bereavement Support

Cruse help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. They offer support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s.

Cancer Support

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

Orchid is the UK’s leading charity for men affected by cancer. Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a world-class research programme.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan is here to do whatever it takes to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan are here to help.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information.


Carers UK

Caring for a family member or someone close to you? Carers UK assist unpaid carers with expert information, advice and support and campaign to make life better for carers. 

Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to transform the lives of unpaid carers. It partners with its network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness and influence policy.​ Carers Trust’s vision is that unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.

Child Health


UK’s leading children’s charity. Their services help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


Childline supports children and young people, giving them a voice when no one else is listening. Whatever problems or dangers they face, Childline gives them somewhere to turn to for support when they need it. Call their FREE helpline.

Contact: For families with disabled children

Contact support families with disabled children by offering them the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia, and to spreading understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.

The helpline is available to help you with problems and issues you may encounter; offering help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers, and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.

CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association)

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the national charity supporting people born with a cleft and their families in the UK.

We bring together people affected by cleft to help them connect with others who share their experiences, welcoming them into a supportive community for life.

Better Health (Previously Change4Life)

Better Health exists to motivate and enable the nation to lead active and healthy lives. It’s there to support and encourage all of us in taking steps to improve our physical and mental health. It brings together all of the NHS’s tips, tools and apps in one place to allow for everyone to make the small changes to kickstart and improve health across a full range of activities.

Cost of Living and Housing Support

Lambeth Council provides resources on their website to assist individuals facing the challenges of rising living costs, including:

  • Access to food banks
  • Emergency Support Scheme
  • Warm Spaces for shelter
  • Benefits advice
  • The Lambeth Larder for additional support

If you’re concerned about housing issues such as homelessness or need help maintaining your current housing situation, please reach out to the Housing Advice Team.

Living in a cold home can negatively impact your health and overall well-being. The South London Stay Warm and Well Network offers practical assistance to vulnerable households facing the threat of cold temperatures. They can help you reduce heating costs and ensure warmth during the winter months. You can self-refer to the South London Healthy Homes program for support.

Counselling and Mental Health

Lambeth Talking Therapies (IAPT)

Lambeth Talking Therapies is a part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT). Their service is available to anyone 18 years and older registered with a GP in Lambeth.

They offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to depression, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, traumatic memories and obsessive-compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating and relationship or sexual difficulties.

If their service isn’t right for you, they’ll suggest alternatives that are more likely to meet your needs and put you in contact with an appropriate service. 


A self-referral offers you access to a specialist without the need to see your GP first. A self-referral may also reduce your wait to access an expert opinion, advice and treatment of your condition and puts you in control of your care. 

Self refer to Lambeth Talking Therapies, or alternatively, you can self-refer by calling on 020 3228 6747. They will take some brief details about yourself and book a 25 minute telephone assessment which is usually within a few days



NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You Programme: Provides tailored, personalised support to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. The program promotes learning about healthy eating, losing weight and exercising. This combination of lifestyle changes is proven to help prevent the disease. 

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK’s vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm.

They’re leading the fight against the UK’s biggest and growing health crisis. And it’s a fight that involves us all – sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.


Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.

Over the years they’ve developed a wide range of services with and without dogs to support people living with a vision impairment. Children and adults. Friends and family. Whoever you are, their expert staff, dedicated volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help you live actively, independently, and well.

They are a charity, almost entirely funded by donations, and are the world’s largest assistance dog organisation. As world leaders in puppy socialisation and dog training, they’re the only organisation to breed and train guide dogs in the UK. They’re also the largest employer of specialists dedicated to helping children and young people overcome the challenges of sight loss.

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want.

Losing your sight and hearing can be frightening. Their team of experts is here every step of the way to show you a life beyond sight and hearing loss. Whether you need some support to get back on your feet after a diagnosis, a helping hand to help you do the things you love, someone to turn to when you’re feeling low or some information, advice and guidance, they’re here to help.

Limbless Association

Limbless Association is the Largest Civilian Limb Loss Charity in the UK, established in 1983. They have been working with amputees and sector professionals for over 39 years and offer information, advice and support for amputees, their family and friends and professionals.

Contact: For families with disabled children

Contact support families with disabled children by offering them the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability.

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK is the UK’s leading organisation led by, run by, and working for disabled people.

They work with Disabled People’s Organisations, public bodies, businesses and Government across the UK to influence regional and national change for better rights, accessibility, benefits, quality of life and economic opportunities for Disabled people.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity in the UK working with hearing loss and hearing health. They support 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

With their communities, their mission is to change society to make it more inclusive for everyone, help people hear better now and fund world-class research.

They work with communities and partners across health, employment, research, government and more to change life for the better.

National Autistic Society

Founded in 1962, they are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

Elderly Care

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nursing charity that is there for the whole family, working towards a day where no one has to face dementia alone. THEIR specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing advice and support, to anyone affected by dementia, whenever it is needed.

Age UK

Age UK is the leading charity for old people.  They help millions of people every year, providing support, companionship and advice. They are a strong voice, campaigning with and for older people to champion their rights, needs and wishes.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people. We provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cinnamon Trust

Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for older people, the terminally ills and their pets.

They are the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems and sometimes injustices faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering. 

Family Support

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity that provides non-judgmental support and advice to anyone experiencing issues in their family life. They offer early intervention and crisis support to families.

Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids

South London NHS Audiology Service

Get in touch to schedule a Free NHS hearing assessment, and if required, they’ll provide you with free NHS hearing aids.

Typically have appointment slots available within 7 days, and the best part is, you don’t need a GP referral! 

Call to schedule an appointment –  020 7297 4488

​This service is only for those who are 18+ and whose GP is located in South-East London, Bromley and Bexley areas.

For further information or to complete a self-referral request, please visit South London NHS Audiology Service

Help With Using Digital Services

Lambeth Together

Lambeth Together is a partnership of the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), Lambeth Council, and others, focused on improving health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities for people in Lambeth through an integrated health and care system.

Working together, they coordinate care across our borough to remove unhelpful divides between hospital and community-based services, physical and mental health, and health and social care.

As part of their support, they offer advice and guidance in Lambeth to learn how to start using the internet to manage your health appointments, access your medical records online and much more.

To learn more on how you can receive help with using digital services, visit the Lambeth Together website.

Home Modifications Due To Health

Home Adaptations – Lambeth Council

Home adaptations are changes you can make to your home. These make it safer and easier to move around and do everyday tasks.

Your local council offers a service that assesses your home and recommends changes to help. Having a home assessment is free.

 These changes can be small or big and include:

  • fitting a stairlift or a banister on the stair
  • adding a bath lift, walk-in shower or a rail you hold to pull yourself out of the bath (grab rail)
  • widening doorways
  • lowering kitchen worktops
  • putting in an outdoor ramp or step rail
  • security, such as outside lights and intercom systems

The assessment might also recommend household equipment and gadgets to make life easier.

How to get a home assessment

If you, or someone you know, needs help to do everyday tasks or you’re worried about falling, contact social services for a home assessment.

 CALL  020 7926 5555

General enquiries form

For more information visit the Adult Social Care & Health Website

Alternatively, you can complete the Adult Social Care referral form online 

You do not need a GP referral.



Crisis are the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. They help people out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

Crisis provide practical support to help people access benefits, healthcare services, employment opportunities, and more. Their main aim is to relieve the huge pressure of homelessness, by helping people find safe and affordable homes as quickly as possible.

They prioritise supporting people who are facing the most complex barriers to ending their homelessness and often have nowhere else to turn.


Shelter exist to defend the right to a safe home. Because home is everything.

They help millions of people every year in housing need by providing advice, support, legal services and practical assistance.  They also campaign for better investment in housing and for laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.

Keep Fit

Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. For more information on how walking can improve your health and fitness, visit the NHS dedicated page.

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of free, group health walk schemes, and is run by the Ramblers. Every week we support thousands of people to experience the benefits of getting and staying active, improving their mental and physical wellbeing.

If you’d like to join a walking group, visit the Ramblers Website to find your nearest organised group walk.

Maternity & Parenting Services

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

The National Childbirth Trust are a charity that supports people as they become parents. They support parents through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.


ICON is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with baby crying. Whilst, baby crying is normal, it can be stressful and overwhelming for the parent or carer.  ICON aims to help you cope by offering guidance and advice.  Please visit their website for more information.

Remember to speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, midwife, GP or health visitor.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

Twins Trust / TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association)

The Twins trust is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals in 1978. It is the only UK wide organisation that directly helps parents and professionals to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.

Baby Centre

BabyCentre® believes that becoming a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do. As the world’s number one digital parenting resource our vision is to create a world of healthy pregnancies, thriving children, and confident parents.

Men’s Health

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered UK charity whose top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.

Mental Health


Mind is a mental health charity fighting for everyone experiencing a mental health problem to get support and respect.  They offer advice and support to people with mental health issues and help them to understand the choices available to them.  Mind also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness are a charity based in England leading the way to a better life for people living with mental illness. They work tirelessly to transform the lives of everyone severely affected by mental illness, and how the nation approaches mental illness. They provide over 200 services, 140 local support groups and run campaigns that bring about real change.

Rethink Mental Illness support tens of thousands of people every year through their diverse range of mental health services and life-changing support groups. These are vital in helping people get through crises, live independently and recognise that they don’t have to face mental illness alone.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was formed in 1970, by Katharine and Harold Fisher as a result of Katharine’s experience of agoraphobia and her desire to develop support for others similarly affected.

Anxiety UK delivers a wide range of services including:

They also operate a popular membership scheme


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, often through its telephone helpline.

Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. Their free helpline is open, day or night, 365 days a year for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but they’re also taking action to prevent the crisis.

They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They also encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

Samaritans offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity, the work they do is life-changing and often lifesaving. Their services are provided across the UK, in-person and online. At a time that can be isolating and daunting, they’re here to help.

They provide clinical treatment and support for veterans from the British Armed Forces, with a focus on those with complex mental health issues. When some military personnel leave service, their experiences can’t easily be left behind. Without treatment, psychological trauma can eventually tear lives apart.

Combat Stress believe military trauma shouldn’t destroy the lives of veterans and their families. For over a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a registered charity based in England who are leading movement against living miserably and taking a stand against suicide.

They stand together with everyone who’s struggling with life, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they’re going through. And they do it through their life-saving services, national campaigns, and by building communities.

0800 58 58 58 (5PM-12AM, 365 DAYS A YEAR)

Young Minds

Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) 

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

The Minor Eye Conditions Service allows patients across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham to access NHS treatment for a range of eye conditions. Instead of having to visit hospital for treatment, you can now be seen by a highly trained optometrist based in a local optician’s practice.

Aim of the Scheme?

To allow all patients to be able to access treatment quickly, near where you live and work. Appointments are often available within two days, and many of the practices offer appointments at weekends.

Non-urgent advice: Note:

If you are suffering from significant pain, a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, chemical burns or a penetrating injury then you should go directly to the Eye Casualty department at St Thomas’ Hospital or your nearest A&E.

Medical eye conditions that can be treated by MECS: 

  • Sudden or recent reduction in vision in one or both eyes 
  • Red eye(s) or eye lids 
  • Pain and / or discomfort in the eyes, around the eye area or temples 
  • Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes and / or floaters in one or both eyes (appears like a fly, black specks or a cobweb moving across your vision) 
  • Mild trauma, for example a scratch to the outer surface of the eye(s) or lid(s) 
  • Suspected foreign body in the eye 
  • Recent onset of double vision 
  • Significant recent discharge from or watering of the eye 

To make an appointment


If you are unsure whether your symptoms qualify and/or your eye problem requires medical attention

Please contact one of the approved opticians who can offer help and advice. 

Approved Opticians for Lambeth MECS are listed here

Minor Illnesses & Minor Injuries

Minor Illnesses & Minor Injuries

For common illnesses and minor health concerns consider self-care or visit your local pharmacy.

Self Care 

Self Care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as coughs and colds, diarrhoea, grazes etc. A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.

For more information and advice on self care for minor ailments, visit Lambeth Together – NHS


It is government policy to reduce the amount of money the NHS spends on prescriptions for treating minor conditions. GPs do not generally give prescriptions to treat minor health conditions that usually get better on their own.

Instead, over the counter (OTC) medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket. 

Many local pharmacies in Lambeth are part of the Pharmacy First Scheme and offer advice and medicines for a range of conditions, without appointment. All advice is free, and medicines may be free to people on low incomes.

Click here to find details of your nearest pharmacy.

NHS 111

For urgent medical concerns

NHS 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.​


These are some of the things your GP can help you with. Your GP is your first port of call for on-going illnesses or injuries. 

  • Back ache 
  • Ear pain 
  • High temperature 
  • Vomiting

If you cannot get an immediate GP appointment at your own practice, you may be booked in to see a GP or practice nurse at one of the Lambeth Hub sites during normal working hours and weekends.

Urgent Care Centre

  • Cuts 
  • Burns 
  • Sprains 
  • Strains 
  • Suspected breaks 
  • Minor head injuries 
  • Bites and stings

If you have an urgent but non-life-threatening illness or condition, attend the urgent care centre.

Always consider an alternative service appropriate to your needs.

Guy’s Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital
Tabard Annexe, Great Maze Pond

Opening hours: 8am to 8pm*, 7 days a week 

(*Occasionally the urgent care centre may stop booking patients in at 7pm if many patients attend in the late afternoon/early evening)


Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and 999 should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people with very serious or life-threatening illness or injury.

  • Blacking out 
  • Bleeding you can’t stop 
  • Severe chest pain 
  • Choking 
  • Stroke
  • Suspected breaks  

These are all emergencies, and you need urgent hospital care.

Dial 999 or go immediately to your nearest A&E department:

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust A&E (St Thomas’ hospital)
Westminster, Bridge Road,

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A&E
Denmark Hill

Money Worries

Back On Track

Back on Track is a new service being run by local GPs, Southwark and Lambeth Councils, four Housing Associations, Citizens Advice Southwark, and Age UK Lambeth, to provide extra support for people with, or at risk of developing, long-term health conditions and who are worried about their money.

For further information, visit the Back on Track website

Parenting Support

Lambeth Council: Children, Young People & Families

Find out about services and support for children, young people and families, including childcare, the SEND local offer and early help services.For further information, visit the Lambeth Council website


Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital – Physiotherapy Self Referral

For patients registered at Brixton Hill Group Practice, you can refer yourself to musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy for specialist assessment and management.

Please complete a self-referral form here

GetUBetter App

The Lambeth MSK App (powered by getUBetter) is provided free of charge by Lambeth ICS for patients registered at Brixton Hill Group Practice.

It can be accessed on a Smartphone or on the Web and guides you day-by-day through a sequence of exercises and tips to help you get better from a range of new or recurrent musculoskeletal conditions:

• Lower back pain

• Back and leg pain

• Neck Pain

• Shoulder Pain

• Ankle Pain

• Knee Pain

• Soft Tissue Lower Limb

• Hip

You will be referred to the app by one of our GPs or Physio, or you can self-register

Please use an email address that is unique to you and select the condition you need help to manage.

You will then be sent an email with all the information you need to get started.

You can download the getUBetter app to your Smartphone for easiest access or use the Webapp.

If you develop another condition, select your new condition from within the app and it will be added to your account.

The app will also connect you to your local; treatment, healthcare providers or support services if needed like Physiotherapy.

Self-Refer using getUbetter

Podiatry Self-Referral

Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital – Podiatry Self Referral

What is a Self-Referral?

A self-referral offers you access to a specialist without the need to see your GP first. A self-referral may also reduce your wait to access an expert opinion, advice and treatment of your condition and puts you in control of your care. 

For ongoing foot health issue/conditions, you can complete a self referral form at Guy’s and St Thomas’ – The community podiatry (foot health) clinic. They offer a range of services to assess, treat and advise people on any foot condition and will help you to:

  • Prevent future foot problems through health promotion
  • Relieve pain
  • Maintain function and mobility
  • Prevent or minimise deformity
  • Reduce the risk of ulceration and amputation

Emergency Walk-In Foot Clinics

For urgent foot health conditions, there are emergency walk-in foot health clinics for patients who need emergency attention.

They treat:

  • foot ulceration, wounds and sores
  • pre-ulcerative areas on the feet (hard skin or corns which look bruised or are yellow, green, red or white)
  • bleeding or pus in the toenails or feet
  • hot, red, swollen or infected feet
  • minor burns
  • injury from foreign bodies such as glass, wood, a nail or needle
  • wound-redressing or nail surgery-redressing.


The emergency clinic may close earlier if the capacity for the clinic has been reached.

Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Self-Referral

What is a Self-Referral?

A self-referral offers you access to a specialist without the need to see your GP first. A self-referral may also reduce your wait to access an expert opinion, advice and treatment of your condition and puts you in control of your care. 

If you are pregnant and would like self-refer for antenatal care, you can do so by completing one of the below self-referral forms at your desired hospital:

Having a baby is a life-changing event that is different for everyone. It is important to get the right care for you and your baby. That means arranging referral to an antenatal clinic as soon as possible after you discover you’re pregnant.

Routine and Emergency Contraception

At Brixton Hill Group Practice, all the doctors and the practice nurse can provide contraceptive advice and services. Please visit our contraception page for further details.

For practical information on contraception, including methods, emergency contraception and sexual health clinics, please refer to the NHS Contraception Guide.

Sexual Health

For more information on sexual health, please  visit our Family Health page and the NHS website.

Stop Smoking

Did you know smoking is the UK’s single greatest cause of preventable illness and avoidable death. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and the health of your family. No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away.

Help To Quit

When trying to quit, you’re four times more likely to succeed with treatment which combines behavioural support and medication than if you were to ‘go it alone’. Thankfully, there is lots of support available for Lambeth smokers who want to quit.

Stop Smoking London

For tips and support, visit Stop Smoking London’s website.

You can also call their helpline for access to good quality, free specialist advice on how to stop smoking. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 11.00am-4.00pm.

Phone: 0300 123 0144

Local pharmacy service

Participating pharmacies offer face-to-face or remote support as well as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or medication. You’ll be able to access free one-to-one support during the first six weeks of your journey to become smoke-free, along with up to 12 weeks’ worth of NRT supply and Champix.

Osbon Pharmacy143 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6EE
Harfleur Chemist219-221 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BE
Kingshield Pharmacy387 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7DE 
Philips Pharmacy70A Clarence Ave, London SW4 8JP 
New Park Pharmacy85 New Park Rd, Brixton Hill, London SW2 4ES
 Boss Pharmacy85 Bedford Rd, London SW4 7RD
Day Lewis Pharmacy Streatham9a Gracefield Gardens, London SW16 2SZ 
Elmcourt Pharmacy220 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9AQ

Lambeth Stop Smoking service

You can refer yourself to the specialist Stop Smoking service if you are from one of the ‘at-risk’ groups below:

  • Diagnosed with one or more long-term conditions, including mental illness.
  • Pregnant women and their partners.
  • Parents with children aged five or under.
  • Smokers considered to be complicated cases, such as chronic smokers.

Contact Lambeth Stop Smoking service

For more information, visit the Stop Smoking service web page.

During your initial appointment, your Stop Smoking specialist will take you through the stages of stopping, including preparing to stop, actually stopping and staying stopped.

You’ll have a minimum of six weeks’ free one-to-one behavioural support in your journey to become smoke-free. Your specialist will help and support you in your choice and use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or Champix medication. You can access this service face to face or remotely.

Self-help resources

It often takes more than one attempt to quit smoking. The good news is that research tells us that combining methods makes you more likely to succeed, even if you choose to go it alone.

Well Centre For Young People

The Well Centre is a youth health centre where you can see a youth worker, counsellor or doctor to discuss any of your health concerns or worries in a safe and confidential space.