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How to make an appointment

If you need an appointment please complete our new online form. Your appoitment may be face to face, or take place on the telephone.

Once you have submitted the form, our team will look at your request and reply the same day with an appointment or information. If you need an appointment, you may be sent a range of options so that you can choose a date and time that suits you. 

You can submit an online request form from 7am to 4pm each day. You will find the our online form: 

If you are unable, or do not wish to complete the form online:

  • You can telephone our Patient Access Hub who will complete our online form for you. You will hear back with a response the same day. 
  • You can visit your GP Practice who can complete the form for you. You will get a response the same day. 

Help without an appointment

You may be able to get what you need without booking an appointment. 

  • If you need a repeat prescription, you can ask you pharmacy to order this for you. You can also request via the NHS app.
  • You can self-refer yourself to a number of services in Southwark including ante-natal (when you are having a baby), physiotherapy, foot health, talking therapies and sexual health services. Please see our self-referrals page.


Appointments - what to expect?

If you are offered an appointment, it will be with the most appropriate member of our clinical team. We have a multi-skilled team with different types of clinical staff, and the reception team know which member of the clinical team may have the best skills for your problem. You may be offered:

  • A telephone consultation
  • A face to face appointment
  • Advice on using the NHS app if you need a repeat prescription or other service that can be done without an appointment.

As well as offering appointments, our team can advise on local NHS and community services and self-care options that you can access without needing to see your GP first.

  • Our team will make sure you see or speak to the right person if you need an appointment.
  • Our team might give you details about other services that might help you with your symptoms like the local pharmacist, dentists or appointments at our local Extended Primary Care Service.
  • They are also aware of services that you can self-refer to without having to see someone at the practice, such as antenatal care, physio or podiatry. You can find self-referral information on the Nexus website.
  • You might be asking about other types of support and the receptionist can give you details about local community services for example organisations that have activities and support for the older person or families.

You do not have to say what your symptoms are if you don’t want to, but if you do it might get you the help and information that you need more easily and quickly. After hearing what services are available to you, you may prefer to still see one of the team. This information is provided for you to make a choice.

The team who answers the telephone are not able to make medical assessments. They are bound to respect your confidentiality in exactly the same way that GPs or other members of our clinical team are.

Appointments an admin help

If you need an appointment, help with prescriptions, forms, test results or referrals you need to submit our new easy to use online form. Our team will look at your request and reply with an appointment or information. The form is available between 7am and 4pm. You will get a response the same day

If you cannot fill in the online form please telephone us or visit your GP practice and the team will complete the form for you. 

Get the app

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can also access NHS App services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer. To find out more go to