Enhanced Access Service

The Extended Primary Care Service (EPCS) is an extension of your GP practice providing GP and nurse appointments for patients in north Southwark.

GP practices in north Southwark are working together to deliver the extra appointments so you may not see your usual doctor but they will work regularly in Southwark and have the same skills. With your consent, any doctor or nurse you see can access your healthcare record to ensure they can offer the right treatment.

Our Friends and Family Test feedback for both 2018 and 2019 highlighted that over 90% of patients surveyed were likely or extremely likely to recommend the service.


What do we offer?

The EPCS currently offers three services:

GP appointments

The EPCS is to be used when an on the day or next day appointment is needed but there are no appointments available at your regular GP practice. We have GP appointments available 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

Nurse appointments

We offer additional nurse appointments every Thursday and Saturday for cervical smears, immunisations and more!  Find out more here.

Please see the video below detailing the importance of childhood immunistaions during Covid-19.


Contraception appointments

This is a service offering the fitting/removal of contraceptive implants and coil fittings.

You can call the service directly on 020 3883 1620 for an initial telephone consultation or contact your surgery for further details.



How do I get an appointment?

If you would like a GP or nurse appointment, simply contact your GP practice in the usual way and ask them to book you in at the EPCS.

When your practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful information by calling NHS 111 or through 111 online.  The NHS service is available 24 hours a day and can provide patient information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book an appointment at your GP practice or at the EPCS, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.


Opening Times

Day Core Hours
Monday 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 20:00
Thursday 08:00 – 20:00
Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday 08:00 – 20:00
Bank Holiday 08:00 – 20:00


Contact details

Spa Medical Centre
50 Old Jamaica Rd
SE16 4BL

If you have booked an appointment at the EPCS via your GP practice or NHS 111 and need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact the EPCS reception on 020 3883 1620. Please note, we cannot book an initial appointment for you via the EPCS reception, only your GP or NHS 111 can do this.

You can download our leaflet, with a map here!


Further information



If you would like to read our reviews or write review about your experience of our EPCS please visit our page on the NHS Choices website.