Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.
Commit to Quit
At Smokefree Lancashire, we prioritise your convenience and well-being. Our specialists are dedicated to meeting you where you are, quite literally. We offer services in various community settings across Lancashire, ensuring that you receive support in a location that suits you best But that's not all. We understand that your schedule may be busy, so we've gone the extra mile to provide evening and weekend access to our dedicated Change Grow Live hubs.
0808 196 2638
Blackpool and Lancashire – Sexual Health Services
Our team of doctors and nurses provide Sexual Health Services across Blackpool and Lancashire. They deal with a variety of sexual health related conditions, providing testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), including HIV, in line with national guidelines.
0300 1234 154
We are a psychological therapy service offering a range of free talking therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire and 18 and over in South Cumbria. .
We have an inhouse physiotherapist who provides sessions within surgery please contact reception to arrange a consultation with the physiotherapist.
Our community midwifery teams offer a full range of antenatal services, parent education, aquanatal, birthing at home and postnatal care. As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, you can refer yourself directly to us by telephoning 01695 656924. There’s no need to see your GP. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start taking your folic acid (400mcgs a day).
Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.
We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703
NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking
Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044
NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)
We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666
Marie Stopes UK
You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090
Find a psychological therapies service in England
You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.