Lambeth offers a wide range of specialist services available directly to patients.
Do not wait for an appointment with your GP - Save your time and self-refer now!
Sticky Eye? Floating objects in your vision?
The Minor Eye Conditions Scheme allows patients across Lambeth and Lewisham to access NHS treatment for a range of eye conditions such as:
- Sticky eye (difficulty opening your 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
Appointments to see highly trained optometrists based in a local optician’s practice are often available within two days and many of the practices offer appointments at weekends.
NHS Lambeth Minor Eye Conditions Scheme Referral Form.pdf
Feeling low, stressed or anxious?
Lambeth Talking Service offers talking therapies for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.
Visit IAPT website for more information and insturactions on how to self-refer.
IAPT Self Referral Leaflet (June 2010).pdf
Lambeth Community Podiatry (foot health) Clinics offer a range of services to assess, treat and advise people on any foot condition. They offer routine appointments and everyday walk-in clinic for urgent problems.
Do you need advice on contraception, coil fitting or STI screening?
Sexual Health Clinics across Lambeth offer walk-in appointments every day.
They can provide you with:
- Free of charge contraception
- Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Visit the website for more information, locations and opening hours.
Self-testing kits for STIs
You can also request a self-testing kit on-line and test yourself at home. It is worth remembering that many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have no symptoms. They can pass frfom one person to another during sex, especially if youe don't use a condom.
It is a good idea to get tested, especially if you have recently changed partners. Most infections can be cured.
Self-referrals to antenatal care
You don't need to see a GP if you don't have any health concerns! All of our local hospitals accept self-referrals from patients. Get in touch with the hospital as soon as you find out you're pregnant.