Extra GP and nurse appointments in Lambeth and Southwark
Nearly half of people who attend an Emergency Department are discharged because they don't need treatment. If you don't have a serious illness or life-threatening condition you could be seen quicker and closer to home at a GP surgery.
Extra GP and nurse appointments are now available in locations across Lambeth and Southwark in the daytime, evening and at weekends.
Every month over 12,400 extra appointments are offered to people who need to be seen the same day or next day. Over 95% of patients would recommend the service to friends and family.
What to do next time you need to see a doctor or nurse
Call your usual GP surgery. If you need to be seen quickly but they cannot offer you a same-day or next day appointment, ask to be seen at the Extended Primary Care Service. If the service is right for you, the practice will book you an appointment. at a surgery offering extra booked appointments. Your surgery can book an appointment for you and tell you where to go to. Surgeries offering Extra appointments are being provided at sites in Bermondsey, Peckham, Streatham, Vauxhall, Herne Hill and Oval.
If you are unwell and your surgery is closed, call the GP out-of-hours service (SELDOC) on 020 8693 9066.
If you are not registered with a GP, call or go into a surgery close to where you live and ask to register or find a list of local surgeries at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net