Extended Primary Care Services

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 September 2017 highlighted that 92% 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.

Contraception appointments

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. If you are unwell and your practice is closed, call the GP out-of-hours service SELDOC on 020 8693 9066 and ask them to book you in at the EPCS.


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 4BN

If you have booked an appointment at the EPCS via your GP practice or SELDOC 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 SELDOC can do this.

You can download our leaflet, with a map here!


Further information

There is further information available on NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group’s website. 

Find out more about the EPCS including our aims and achievements so far.