National contacts

Common Childhood Illnesses - FOR PARENTS AND CARERS of children aged birth-5 years
Useful contacts
National contacts
Asthma UK
0800 121 62 44
Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828
Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388
National Breastfeeding Network Helpline
0300 100 0212, 9.30am-9.30pm
Parenting advice and information in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
NHS Choices
Self Care Forum
Call 999 in an emergency
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Common Childhood Illnesses - FOR PARENTS AND CARERS of children aged birth-5 years
Local contacts
GP out of hours
When your GP surgery is closed, call South East London Doctors’ Co-operative (SELDOC)
on 020 8693 9066 from 6.30pm to 8.00am weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and bank
Urgent Care Centre
If you have an urgent and severe but non-life threatening illness or condition then attend an
urgent care centre. The following conditions can be treated on site:
 Wounds.
 Cuts.
 Sprains.
 Suspected breaks.
Minor illnesses in children or adults including fever, infections and rashes.
Guy’s Urgent Care Centre
Guy’s Hospital, Tabard Annexe,
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT.
020 3049 8970
Open 8.00am-8.00pm (last patient arrival at 7.00pm), 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments should only be used in a critical or lifethreatening situation.
A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of
serious illness or have injuries that could be life-threatening - THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU
At A&E the most seriously ill patients will be seen before those with less urgent care
conditions. This means that some people have to wait for several hours or they may be
signposted to their GP, Pharmacist or other health care service who will be able to help.
In an emergency dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E department:
St Thomas' Hospital A&E
Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 9RT.
020 7188 7188
King’s College Hospital A&E
Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS.
020 3299 9000
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NHS Choices
If you need help finding your nearest GP practice, call NHS England on 0300 311 2233 or
Lambeth Health Visitors
Elmcourt Health Centre (Tulse Hill)
020 3049 5742
Paxton Health Centre (Gipsy Hill)
020 8655 9172
Akerman Health Centre (Brixton)
020 3049 6437
Manor Health Centre (Clapham)
020 3049 5676
Mary Seacole (Clapham)
020 3049 5318
Gracefield Gardens (Streatham)
020 3049 4780
Moffat Health Centre (Stockwell/ Kennington)
020 3049 5777
School Nursing Service
0203 049 5188
Lambeth Families Information Service
Information and guidance on childcare and children’s services.
0845 601 5317
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