• If Out of Hours Medical Advice is required, please use the NHS 111 online service. Or, call 111 if you’re unable to get help online. Details of our Out of Hours Service is available on the practice number of 020 3474 6070

  • For most up-to-date information on Covid-19 Vaccination schedule please click here. If you have any queries regarding your Covid-19 Vaccine, please call GP Federation on 020 8655 9180 or email lgpf.lambethgpfederations@nhs.net

Feeling Unwell?

Choose the Right Service

Feeling unwell or injured? Choosing the right service will help you be seen early.

  • Self-care for common conditions

    Coughs and colds / diarrhoea / headache / grazes / hangover / minor illnesses / upset stomach

    Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest. They include coughs and colds, diarrhoea, headache, grazes, hangover, minor illnesses and upset stomach.

    Make sure that your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:

    • Paracetamol
    • Cough and cold remedies
    • A thermometer
    • Antihistamines
    • Ibuprofen
    • Rehydration mixture
    • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
    • Indigestion remedy
    • Plasters

    You can find information on these and other common conditions by visiting the NHS website.

    If you are a Lambeth or Southwark resident, you can get more information on the South East London CCG website

  • Speak to a pharmacist

    Diarrhoea / headache / sore throat / painful cough / minor illnesses / upset stomach / skin conditions

    Pharmacists are medically trained and can give you expert advice on medicines and how they work. They can also help you to decide whether you’ll need to see a doctor. You don’t need an appointment and you won’t even be asked to make a purchase. Every pharmacy also has a private consultation area for you to talk about your symptoms in private if you prefer.

    A number of local pharmacies in Lambeth and Southwark offer advice and medicines for a range of conditions, without appointment. Free emergency contraception is also available at some local pharmacies.

    Find a pharmacy near you.

    Common complaints which can be treated at home with advice from the pharmacist include:

    • Skin conditions, such as mild acne and mild eczema
    • Coughs and colds including nasal congestion and sore throats
    • Minor cuts and bruises
    • Constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)
    • Hay fever and allergies
    • Aches, pains, such as headaches, earaches and backaches
    • Indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
    • Period pain and thrush
    • Warts and verrucas, mouth ulcer and cold sores
    • Athlete’s foot
    • Nappy rash and teething
  • Call NHS 111

    NHS 111 offers medical help and advice from fully trained advisers supported by experienced nurses and paramedics.

    You should use the NHS 111 service if:

    you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency
    you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
    you don’t know who to call for medical help or you don’t have a GP to call
    you require health information or reassurance about what to do next

    For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP (family doctor) in the usual way.

    Visit www.111.nhs.uk for assistance. If you need to call, you can. Calls to 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones and the service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Across South East London, NHS 111 can issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice and book a face to face appointment if you need one.

  • See your GP

    Back ache / ear pain / high temperature / vomiting

    Your GP provides a range of services by appointment and will be able to assess your immediate needs as well as refer you to a specialist service, such as outpatients, if necessary. Your GP also knows your medical history so is best placed to manage you.

    Many surgeries are open longer hours now, however, if your surgery is closed, call 111. A call to 111 will direct you to the out of hours doctors and care services.

  • Visit Urgent Care Centre

    Wounds / cuts / sprains / strains / suspected broken bones

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

    Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital

    Tabard Annexe, Great Maze Pond

    London SE1 9RT

    Tel: 020 3049 8970

    Opening hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (last patient at 7pm)For more information, visit the Guy’s & St. Thomas website.

  • Call 999 in an emergency

    Blacking out / bleeding you can’t stop / severe chest pain / choking / stroke / suspected broken bones

    These are all emergencies which need urgent hospital care. Emergency departments should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation.

    These include:

    loss of consciousness
    serious blood loss
    choking, severe chest pain or breathing difficulty
    serious burns
    strokes and persistent fits.

  • Access GP extended hours