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:
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.
We offer additional nurse appointments every Thursday and Saturday for cervical smears, immunisations and more! Find out more here.
We offer a clinic on a Wednesday afternoon to fit and remove contraceptive implants and coils. Find out more here.
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.
|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|
Spa Medical Centre
50 Old Jamaica Rd
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 3049 8913. 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!
- If you would like to know more about access to your health records, please read this this document.
- There is further information available on NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group’s website.
- Find out more about our EPCS achievements in the QHS 2018/ 2019 annual report.
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.