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


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.

Having a baby in London

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

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.