​Out of hospital care


What is out of hospital care?

Out of hospital care is the type of care you receive outside of major hospitals, we often call this primary and community care. 'Primary care' is the advice and treatment you receive from your local GP. We call the health services you receive close to your home or in your home 'community care'. For example: health visiting when you have just had a baby, physiotherapy or speech and language therapy. You can find out more about these services in the Your Health section of the website.

Our plans

We work together with the providers of out of hospital care in Southwark, including local GPs and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, to make sure services are the best they can be. We also work with NHS England who are responsible for commissioning GP services. Our current plans to improve services are on the left hand side of the page, you can also read about our previous NHS projects in Southwark.​