Getting help with your health

If you’re ill or injured and need medical help or advice, choose well by using the right NHS service for your needs. You can also prevent illness by having an NHS health check.

Pharmacies and GP surgeries


Pharmacies can be found in local areas across London. Your local pharmacist can give you advice on illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them.

Visit a pharmacist when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor.

A lot of illnesses can be treated in your home by using over-the-counter medicine and getting plenty of rest. This is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries.

Find a pharmacy

GP surgeries

GP surgeries can be found across London. You can make an appointment with a doctor for medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. In an emergency, a GP can also visit your home outside of opening hours. If you need this service, phone your local surgery and follow the recorded instructions.

Make an appointment with your local GP when you have an illness or injury that will not go away.

Find or register with a GP surgery