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​​Urgent and emergency care​

What is urgent and emergency care?

Urgent and emergency care covers the service you need when you are ill and need to be seen by a doctor or nurse straight away. Urgent care relates to less serious health problems, like a cut or sprain that can be treated by services such as an Urgent Care Centre. Emergency care is when you have a life threatening accident or illness and you have to be treated in a major hospital. For more information or to find a service local to you go to the Your Health section of this website.

Our plans for urgent and emergency care in Southwark

We work together with the providers of urgent and emergency services in Southwark - Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital - to make sure services are the best they can be.