Self Referral For Local Services
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:
- Red eye
- 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.
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.
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.
- For information about maternity care at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital click here.
- To find out more about the antenatal unit at King's College Hospital visit this website and to fill in the registration form go here.
- If you are considering to have your baby with St George's Hospital click here and you can find the self-referral form here.
Advice on contraception, coil fitting or STI screening
Sexual Health Clinics across Lambeth offer walk-in appointments every day.
They can provide you with:
- Family Planning advice
- Free of charge contraception
- Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Emergency Contraception
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.
NHS e-Referral Tracking
If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.
You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.
To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:
- Your date of birth
- Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
- Password – this will be on the second page of your letter
To track an e-Referral, click here.