Local services

Health and Wellbeing Services

You can find a thorough directory of health and wellbeing services in Southwark on the Southwark Wellbeing Hub website.


Extended Primary Care Service (EPCS)

The EPCS is an extension of general practice, providing additional primary care appointments. You can find out more information on our EPCS page.


Pharmacy First Scheme

Did you know?  If you don’t pay prescription charges you can get medicines free from your local pharmacy without needing to visit your GP.

Further information is available on the NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group website.



When it’s not an emergency, people are urged to call the free NHS 111 service to receive medical attention urgently.

NHS 111 is much more than a helpline. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist, or even a GP and if they think you need it, they’re able to arrange face-to-face appointments. NHS 111 is staffed by fully trained advisors who can assess if you need if an ambulance, and if you do, one will be sent immediately.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that you get the right care, from the right person, in the right place, at the right time.


Local Offer – Southwark

You can find information for parents and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from ages 0-25 on the Local Offer Southwark website.

If you are an older person or a person with physical disabilities, you can find information on how to refer yourself or a family member to Adult Social Care services on the Local Offer Southwark website.