Did you know that you can access a variety of health services and resources without needing to contact your GP surgery?
The getUBetter app is provided free of charge by Lambeth CCG for patients registered at Herne Hill Group Practice. It can be accessed on a Smartphone or on the Web and 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:
• Lower back pain
• Back and leg pain
• Neck Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Ankle Pain
• Knee Pain
• Soft Tissue Lower Limb
You will be referred to the app by one of our GPs or Physio, or you can self-register by clicking on this link or the app image. Please use an email address that is unique to you and select the condition you need help to manage. You will then be sent an email with all the information you need to get started. You can download the getUBetter app to your Smartphone for easiest access or use the Webapp. If you develop another condition select your new condition from within the app and it will be added to your account. The app will also connect you to your local; treatment, healthcare providers or support services if needed like Physiotherapy.
Talking therapies can offer support for people experiencing depression, general anxiety and worry, health anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including living with a long term health condition. Treatments include:
- Independent Online therapy
- Guided Online therapy
- Low Intensity Guided Self Help
- High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Group therapy
- Employment support
Sexual and reproductive health services
This service provides a wide range of free and confidential sexual health services across 3 clinics in Lambeth and Southwark, 7 days a week.
- a walk-in service (or a call back) if you are 18 and under
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- contraception (including coils and implants)
- HIV prevention
- post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), treatment that might stop an HIV infection after it has entered your body. It must be started within 72 hours
- pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a drug taken by HIV-negative people to reduce your risk of getting HIV
- support if you have experienced domestic violence
- support if you have problems with chemsex (using drugs as part of your sex life)
- sexual health counselling
- psychosexual therapy
Self-referral for midwifery care
Please think of the hospital you would like to have your antenatal care at. Then click on the picture below to be taken to their self-referral service.
Community Foot Health
Podiatry self referral
Patients must be registered with a GP based in Lambeth or Southwark (this does not apply to our emergency foot clinics which are open to all patients with an urgent foot problem).
Minor Eye Care Services (MECS)
MECS provides assessment for many common eye conditions through your local optician. The optician can help with conditions like:
- Red eye or eyelid
- Dry eye or eye discomfort
- Sudden reduced vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden increase of flashes and floaters
- Ingrowing eyelashes
- Foreign body in the eye
- Significant recent sticky discharge or watery eyes
- Recent occurrence of double vision
Click on the picture below for a list of the local opticians where you can access this service.