Where to go

NHS DIRECT 0845 4647 or your nearest GP/Dentist or Pharmacy. To find your nearest GP/Dentist or Pharmacy, visit

Emergencies only
Local hospitals are increasingly under strain from people visiting with minor ailments.

To allow doctors to concentrate on seriously ill patients, you should only go to casualty in an emergency or if you have been advised to attend by your pharmacist, NHS Direct or your GP.

Nearest hospitals to Greenwich and Avery Hill campuses
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, London, Greater London, SE18 4QH
University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, London, Greater London, SE13 6LH

Self help

Using a self help guide can be the first step towards deciding what to do when you are ill. Your pharmacist will be able to advise you about common illness and minor complaints. NHS Direct offers telephone and online support 24 hours a day. If your condition is more serious, you can contact GP or visit an NHS Walk-in centre.

See below for help and advice on other Health topics

Help with Costs

Sexual Health

Drink and Drug Use

Quitting Smoking

Mental Health