Find more information about your local health and care services in London.

Maternity services

You can give birth at home, in a unit run by midwives (a midwifery unit or birth centre) or in a hospital ward.

NHS 111

Call 111, free from any phone, 24 hours a day seven days a week, and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.


Pharmacists are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking.


General Practitioners (GPs) deal with a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.

Talking therapies

IAPT is a national programme to increase the availability of ‘talking therapies’ on the NHS.

Urgent care - London Walk-in Centres

NHS Urgent Care Centres provide access to assessment and treatment if you need help with a health problem that is urgent, but not life-threatening.


The NHS provides treatments that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.


NHS optician is still the term most of us associate with an eye healthcare professional.


For 24-hour advice and support contact the national helpline on 0800 138 1619.

End of life care

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. It should help them to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity.

Intensive care

Intensive care units (ICUs) are specialist hospital wards that provide treatment and monitoring for people who are very ill.
London Digital Mental Wellbeing

London Digital Mental Wellbeing Service

Helping Londoners improve and maintain good mental wellbeing.

Support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

Anyone worried about people affected by the incident is advised to call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.