Certain minor problems (Athlete’s foot, coughs and colds, cold sore, hay fever, head lice, conjunctivitis, nappy rash, indigestion and more) can be treated by a local pharmacist. Visit Pharmacy First website more information.
Eye problems such as redness, sticky eye, watery eye, pain or discomfort, recent onset of flashes can be dealt with by a local optician. Visit Minor Eye Conditions Scheme website for more information
Child Health – is your child under 15 years old and affected by Asthma, Constipation, Eczema or Epilepsy? Then please complete their health check at Take the CYPHP Health Check. It will give your child’s health team a better understanding of their health and wellbeing, which will be added to your child’s GP record. CYPHP will provide you with a copy of the results and a Health Support Pack with practical information on how you can support your child to manage their health condition. For more information please watch the CYPHP Child Health check video.
Feeling low, stressed or anxious – you can self-refer for Talking Therapies. This would be the same process your GP would have to follow and your waiting time may be shorter if you start the process yourself. Visit Talking Therapies website to start the process.
Maternity care – self-refer to one of the local hospitals to help them to start planning all your regular antenatal care. If this is your first pregnancy please book a routine appointment to see a GP for more advice. Visit Guy’s and St Thomas’s or King’s College Hospital websites.
Pregnant under 18 weeks with pain, bleeding or sever vomiting – you can walk in to the Early Pregnancy Unit at GSTT for full assessment.
The continence assessment – you can self-refer to a local hospital by calling 020 3049 4020 between 9am and 5pm (Monday to Friday).
Certificates for sickness under 7 days – by law you can self-certify for an illness which lasted under 7 days. Fill in the Statutory Sick Pay form and take it back to your employer.
Requests for blood tests – if you are requesting repeat or regular tests please tell our reception team and the request forms can normally be done without the need to see the GP.
Requests for referrals/ further investigations/ medication following hospital appointment – please provide copies of discharge/clinic letters to our reception team and these can be normally arranged without seeing a GP.
Any other non-medical issues for over 50s – if you need help with any issues affecting safe and independent living please tell us and our local primary care navigators will be in touch – see SAIL check list for all the issues that can be dealt with this way.
Accessing Sexual Health and reproductive Health Care in Southwark
You can of course book an appointment with a clinician at our surgery to discuss any aspect of sexual or reproductive health. However there are other options available too:
For <25 yrs old:
- Sexual health clinic provision for <25 yrs old at the HYP website
For patients of any age:
You can search all types of sexual health services available (including PEP and reproductive health) at SXT Sexual Health Services.
Our closest sexual health clinic is Burrell Street, please click the link for directions, opening times and how to book a slot.
You can also explore ordering tests online (for asymptomatic patients only) through Sexual Health London.
The Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital is an alternative to the emergency department (A&E) department for a range of minor injuries and urgent medical problems. It is a walk-in NHS service for patients whose condition is urgent enough that they cannot wait for the next GP appointment (usually within 48 hours) but who do not need emergency treatment at the A&E. The unit will usually treat patients with less serious injuries more quickly than the A&E. They treat minor injuries and illnesses, these include: broken bones, bites, burns and scalds, infections, minor illnesses in children and adults including fever, rashes, sprains, wounds.
For more information on how to order Hepatitis C drugs visit http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/information/treatment/buying-hepatitis-c-drugs-online .