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Refer yourself for services

You can self-refer to some services in Southwark. This means you do not have a to see a doctor or a nurse first to get a referral. Click on the links below to find out more about self-referral services in Southwark. 

Antenatal Care (when you are having a baby)

You can refer yourself directly to the antenatal services when you are having a baby at either Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital or Kings College Hospital rather than being referred by a member of our clinical team.

Click here for Guy’s and St Thomas’ 

Click here for Kings College Hospital 

Counselling services

Click on this link to refer yourself to Southwark talking therapies

Breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

If you are concerned about a family history of breast, ovarian or prostate cancer you can self-refer to Guys and St Thomas' for an assessment appointment where your risk will be reviewed, and screening discussed.

Telephone 020 7188 1385

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Sexual Health Services

SH24 is a free online service where you can request at home STI testing, diagnosis and treatment; oral contraceptives and the morning after pill by post:

You can contact Guys and St Thomas’ Sexual health services directly including booking online for contraceptive coil and implants.

Back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain

The Southwark MSK (Musculoskeletal) app is powered by getUBetter and is free for Nexus Health Group patients. It app can be downloaded from your usual app store, or you can access the service via a webapp.

This service 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. You may also be referred to other local services, for example, physiotherapy.

 Musculoskeletal conditions include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Back and leg pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Soft Tissue Lower Limb Pain
  • Hip Pain

Our GPs may refer you, or you can refer yourself to the service by clicking on the link for your surgery below. To register, you will need an email address.

Aylesbury Medical Centre patients click here

Commercial Way Surgery patients click here

Decima Street Surgery & Artesian Health Centre patients click here

Dun Cow Surgery patients click here

Manor Place Surgery patients click here

Princess Street Practice patients click here

Sir John Kirk Close Surgery patients click here

Surrey Docks Health Centre patients click here


If you have back pain, join pains or have recently experienced a strain or sprain that isn’t getting better then physiotherapy may be for you. Physiotherapists are specialists in musculoskeletal health and movement and can assess and support you. Seeing a physiotherapist early can help speed your recovery. Click here to refer yourself. 

Support for problem users of drugs and alcohol and their families

You can get support directly from our local drug and alcohol service in Southwark via this link:

Southwark wellbeing hub

Finding the right support can seem complicated and overwhelming. 

Southwark wellbeing hub provide information and support to anyone in Southwark worried about their mental wellbeing, or that of someone close to them. We are run by the charity Together for Mental Wellbeing. The Hub’s services are free and open to anyone who lives in Southwark or is registered with a Southwark GP.

We work in partnership with Southwark Council’s Adult Social Care Mental Health Team. We provide an easy point of access for any person who has care and support needs because of their mental health and any person who cares for someone with mental health needs.

Pension Credit

Pension Credit gives older people extra money to help with the Cost of Living. Pension credit does not just top up income, it also serves as a way to qualify for government mean-tested Cost of Living Payments.

Eligible residents can apply for Pension Credit online via

Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First scheme provides professional health care advice, treatments, and medicines for common illnesses from your local pharmacy, without the need for an appointment. Please see here for more information. 

Suicide bereavement service

The service provides emotional and practical support to people of all ages, with a focus on the recently bereaved in Southwark. The service provides one-to-one support and bereavement counselling. The service accepts self-referrals. 

Suicide Bereavement Service (

Podiatry/Foot Health

You can self-refer to Lambeth and Lambeth and Southwark Community Foot Health Services using the link below. If you are housebound or unable to attend a clinic then please ask a member of our practice team to refer you.

Domestic Abuse help


Solace Women’s Aid (

Solace offer support whether you choose to report the abuse to police or not. Whatever form violence comes in, from rape and trafficking to relationships based on psychological or financial control, Solace work to end it. Escaping violence can be the hardest thing to ever do and Solace find creative and innovative ways to support thousands of women and children each year.

  • Solace Advice Line - 0808 802 5565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Solace Rape Crisis helpline - 0808 801 0305 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alternatively contact The London Survivors Gateway at 0808 801 0860 or
  • 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247. Web Chat is available 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday

Solace also provide a service for men, women and young people using violence within an intimate or family relationship.

For help contact SASS: 0207 593 1290 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Southwark Council 

Southwark have lots of useful information and further support on their website, including services that individuals can refer themselves into. Please click the link below to see what help and support is available:

Domestic abuse and how to get help - Southwark Council

Eye problems

Patients can self-refer for minor eye conditions e.g. sticky eye (difficulty opening eye or yellow discharge); watery eye (excessive tears); pain or discomfort in or around the eyes; recent onset or sudden increase of flashes of light or floating objects in your vision. 

This service offers clinical assessment and treatment for medical eye conditions only – it does not provide a standard eye examination or prescription for glasses. 


Back on Track (debt advice)

Money worries such as council tax debts or rent arrears can have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health. There is a new advice service available via your local GP surgery surgery where you can talk confidentially to one of our experts about any issues relating to money or benefits to help get you back on track. To find out more about the service, and to book an appointment please visit our website at


From the 24th July 2023 patients will be able to book blood tests online using swiftqueue. A short video explaining the service is available here.

Swiftqueue allows patients to see live appointment availability and make a booking at a convenient time and location of their choice. This will improve patient flow, minimise wait times and reduce overcrowding. Patients are also able to cancel and reschedule appointments online.

To register follow the link or scan the QRcode at the bottom of your blood test form. For more information about creating an account, booking or cancelling and appointment please view the Swiftqueue patient user guide.