Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.
Community Foot Health
Patients must be registered with a GP based in Lambeth or Southwark. We accept referrals from health professionals or self-referrals. We also accept referrals from friends, carers or relatives on the patient's behalf. Referrals will be triaged according to priority and placed on a waiting list. We'll contact the patient, by phone or in writing, inviting them to make their assessment appointment.
020 3049 7900
For home STI testing, regular and emergency contraception
Southwark residents are able to access free NHS sexual health services online from Sexual Health London.
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.
The easiest and quickest way to get NHS physiotherapy help is through the Getubetter app that is run in collaboration with Guys and St Thomas’ physiotherapy service. This allows you to instantly access advice and tailored exercises to help you get better from your musculoskeletal problems. 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.
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.
0203 228 2194
Maternity Care at King’s College Hospital
King's College Hospital antenatal self-referral form You can choose to refer yourself directly to the antenatal services at King’s College Hospital, rather than via your GP. Please complete this form, giving as much detail as possible so that we can ensure the best pathway for your maternity care.
Maternity Care at Guy’s and St Thomas ‘
We want everyone to have continuity of carer during their maternity care. This means you are linked to the same team during your pregnancy and postnatal care. This helps build a relationship with your midwife and their team. Research shows this leads to better outcomes for both mums and babies. It can also give you a more positive experience throughout your pregnancy.
020 7188 2300
Pregnant under 18 weeks with pain, bleeding or sever vomiting – you can walk in to the Early Pregnancy Unit at GSTT for full assessment.
020 7188 0864
Happy Feet is our not-for-profit toenail cutting service which can be arranged at a local clinic. We provide basic toenail cutting and filing as well as cutting fingernails. Our staff are trained to a standard set by Southwark Foot Health Services in agreement with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark. They cut your toenails, check your feet for any problems and refer on to NHS services where necessary.
Guy’s and St Thomas’
Here you will find an A-Z listing linking you to specific referral information and detailed service information for each of our medical services. Information for emergency referrals can also be found on these pages.
Eye problems such as redness, sticky eye, watery eye, pain or discomfort, recent onset of flashes can be dealt with by a local optician.
The continence assessment – you can self-refer to a local hospital by calling them between 9am and 5pm (Monday to Friday).
020 3049 4020
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.
Requests for Blood Tests
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.
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.
The Hepatitis C Trust
How to order Hepatitis C drugs please visit The Hepatitis C Trust.
020 7089 6221
A FREE, 12-step course is full of mindfulness tips and practices on how to deal with unpredictability and stress. Designed by Breathworks Co-founder Vidyamala Burch, it is based on tried and tested mindfulness methods for creatively managing your mind and body.
0161 834 1110
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141
Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.
NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking
Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044
NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)
We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666
Marie Stopes UK
You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090
Find a psychological therapies service in England
You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.