Health and services

NHS North West London is committed to helping you access the right services when you need them, and also to helping you take greater care of your own health so that you and your family can live longer, healthier lives.

Search our directory below to find information about your health and services.

Abortion - self referral services

You can book an abortion for yourself, or you can ask your GP or sexual health clinic for a referral to an abortion service in North West London.

Accident and Emergency (A&E)

A&E (accident and emergency) departments assess and treat patients with life threatening serious injuries or illnesses. You should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies.

Children and young people

Information about services for children and young people and their families and carers in your borough.


Information about cancer screening, symptoms to look out for and how to get tested if you are worried.


Information and support for people in North West London who care for their family, partner or friends.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Information, resources, events and support for people living with kidney disease


Find out about vaccinations and services and support for people living with Long Covid

Community services

Community services are provided by teams of doctors, nurses and therapists in GP surgeries, health centres, schools and in your home.

Community Equipment

The community equipment service has a range of equipment that can help people who have difficulties with everyday tasks to live independently at home.

Continuing Healthcare

NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of continuing care which is, arranged and funded solely by the NHS, for people with ongoing healthcare needs who meet the National NHS continuing healthcare eligibility criteria

Cost of living

Support for people on low incomes with NHS costs including prescriptions, dental care, travel expenses, opticians and wigs, plus support available for pregnant women and new mums and people with severe mental illnesses.

Digital Health

Use the NHS App to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and find online healthy living guides and support for things like exercise and diet.


NHS dentists provide all the necessary treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in a healthy condition.

Emergency Care

General Practice

GPs look after the health of people in their local community and 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.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Information and guidance on how to identify and manage high blood pressure (hypertension), and how to get your blood pressure tested.

Immunisations and vaccinations

Find out about vaccinations against conditions like Covid-19, flu, MMR and polio, including how to book appointments and find local walk-in clinics.

Individual funding requests

An individual funding request (IFR) is an application to fund a treatment which the NHS usually wouldn't pay for.

Living with a health condition

With the help of your GP, specialist nurse and local support groups you can take control of your condition and avoid trips to hospital.


Medical examiners

Mental Health

If you are experiencing an issue with your mental health it is important to know that you are not alone and that there is plenty of support available to help improve your mental wellbeing.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is free to call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for advice about urgent health concerns and referral to the right help and services.


Get your eyes tested to check the quality of your sight and for signs of eye disease, and get fitted for glasses and contact lenses.

Over the Counter Medicines

Your GP will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy at your local pharmacy.

Personalised care

Personalised care gives patients more control and choice when it comes to the way their care is planned and delivered, taking into account individual needs, preferences and circumstances.


Find out how your community pharmacy can help you, from prescriptions and blood pressure checks to minor illnesses.

Planned Procedures with a Threshold

Planned Procedure with a Threshold (PPwT) is part of the North West London ICS’s commissioning portfolio where a clinician makes a decision whether a patient meets the evidence-based thresholds for treatment defined in the NW London ICS's PPwT policy. 

Pregnancy and Maternity Services

Find out about the support available to pregnant women and new mums and their babies from our expert maternity and children's services.


Self-care helps you to stay as healthy and as independent as you can. It's about making small lifestyle changes that can have a big effect on your wellbeing.

Urgent Care Plan for London

The Urgent Care Plan enables every Londoner to have their care and support wishes digitally shared with healthcare professionals across the capital.

Urgent Treatment Centre

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are an alternative to A&E. They are centres which treat minor injuries and illness requiring urgent treatment that cannot be seen by your registered GP.

Your services

Unsure which service to use? We are committed to helping you access the right services when you need them, and also to helping you take greater care of your own health so that you and your family can live longer, healthier lives.

Winter vaccinations and services

NHS services to help you keep well over the cold months, including flu and Covid-19 vaccination information.

Wheelchair services

Find out who to contact where you live for all your wheelchair needs.

Accessibility tools

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