Information about the different types of heath services available in Lambeth and how you can access them.

local offer logo Health services in Lambeth are commissioned 'bought' by The NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The CCG is made of all of the GP practices in the borough and they work together with partners in the local NHS, us and local community groups, to improve health and wellbeing, reduce health inequalities, and ensure everyone has equal access to healthcare services.

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Services for everyone

Most health services are universal, which means they are available to everyone and you do not need an assessment or referral to use them.

Most children and young people with SEND will have their needs met by universal services.

They include:

  • GPs - Find a GP near you
  • hospitals
  • dentists
  • opticians
  • urgent care and walk-in centres
  • health visitors
  • school nurses.

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2. Targeted services

Children and young people who have a disability or complex needs, which cannot be met through universal services alone, may also need help from targeted services.

Targeted services include:

Children and young people with SEND may need to be supported by one or more of these services at some time in their life.

Accessing these services

Health services at this level are specially designed to support and treat people with certain conditions and normally you will have to be assessed and referred to the service by certain professionals for example your GP, child’s school, health visitor or social worker.

3. Specialist services

Children and young people whose parents or carers are unable to provide all the care they may need, due to complex health care needs, life threatening conditions, profound disabilities, or children who need safeguarding, may require support from local specialist health services.

Specialist health services include the:

Accessing these services

Health services at this level are specially designed to support and treat people with certain conditions and normally you will have to be assessed and referred to the service by certain professionals for example your GP, child’s school, health visitor or social worker.

4. Get involved

The CCG is responsible for purchasing hospital and community health services for residents, in a way which ensures the most effective services are available.

Along with commissioning services, the CCG is also responsible for monitoring how well these services are provided.

The CCG realise that things can only be done if they hear and understand what you think of the health services provided. They are committed to getting your feedback, particularly whether the services you use are meeting your needs.

The CCG aims to offer the people of Lambeth a wide range of accessible, high quality and easy to use services to help them stay healthy, and to care for them when they fall ill and need extra support.

Find out how you can get involved and have your say on the services we provide.