The NHS is under more pressure than ever before. There are many conditions that do not require a GP appointment and services that can be accessed via self-referral.

Find out more about self-help for minor conditions and self-management of long term conditions with these links:

Find local NHS services that can offer you assistance:

The following services can be accessed without a GP referral:


You do not need to see a GP to self-refer for antenatal care.


You do not need to see a GP to self-refer for routine and urgent foot problems.

The referral form asks for our practice code: G85091

Minor Eye Conditions

Our local optometrists accept self-referrals for eye conditions. They can make onward referrals to the hospital eye clinic if needed.

Psychological Talking Therapies

You do not need to see a GP to self-refer for talking therapies

Drug and Alcohol

You do not need to see a GP to self-refer for drug and alcohol services

Sexual Health

You do not need to see a GP to self-refer for sexual health services

Common Illnesses

Our local pharmacies provide advice for common illnesses. If you do not normally pay for your prescriptions then any medicine recommended will be free.

First Contact Physiotherapy

First contact physiotherapy will assess any new joint, muscle or soft tissue injury. They can arrange scans and onward referrals if needed.

Please call the surgery reception to book into our local first contact physiotherapy

Hospital Physiotherapy

Hospital physiotherapy will offer specialist assessment and management of muscle and skeletal problems. The waiting times will be longer than First Contact Physiotherapy.

Self-refer to Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital using the forms on their website:

Get U Better App

The Southwark MSK app (powered by getUBetter) is provided free of charge for registered patients at 306 Medical Centre.  It guides you day-by-day through a sequence of exercises and tips to help you get better from a range of new or recurrent musculoskeletal conditions.

Wellbeing Services

A directory of over 800 services that are based in and/or serve the borough of Southwark. It is a tool to help you find the support that best fits your needs.

Social Prescribing and Health Coaching

Many things can affect our health and wellbeing; such as loneliness, stress or money problems. Sometimes it could be the stress of managing different long-term conditions. Contact the surgery reception if you would like to be referred to our Social Prescribing Link Worker.