The Lambeth Choose Well campaign aims to point you in the right direction to get the help you need for your healthcare needs. Please only use A&E services when you have a serious injury or life threatening emergency.
Dr Adrian Mclachlan, local GP and Chair of Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Committee said “We all pay for the NHS and want to know if we are ill or any of our family is ill that we can get the care we need quickly. Unless you have a really life threatening emergency, obviously need hospital admission or investigation, have broken bones or serious injury, the best care is not always hospital.
Your local pharmacist can provide lots of advice and treatment, including information about common conditions such as minor infections, aches, colds and allergies. Your own GP, has years of experience of dealing with all types of medical problems and has your
medical records to hand and is often a better choice than a busy casualty department.”
There are also A&E facilities at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and an NHS Walk in Centre.