Self Referral Information

Did you know you don’t always need to make an appointment with your GP to get referred for other services? You can refer yourself for antenatal care, counselling, sexual health, stop smoking support and more. Below are some of the services available for a wide range of conditions you can refer to without needing to go to the Doctor

Minor Illness & Injury Units

Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings.

Doddington Minor Injury Unit

Doddington hospital
Benwick Road
PE15 0UG

Open 8.30am-6pm Monday through Friday. Closed on Christmas Day, but open on other weekend days and Bank Holidays between 9am-5pm. X-rays offered 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. No x-rays at weekends.

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre

Peterborough City Hospital
Edith Cavell Campus
Bretton Gate

Open 8am-8pm seven days a week, including Bank Holidays.

Ely Minor Injury Unit

Princess of Wales Hospital
Lynn Road

Open 8.30am-6pm seven days a week excluding Christmas Day, when this location is closed. X-ray services offered 1pm-5pm on weekends and 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Wisbech Minor Injury Unit

North Cambs Hospital
PE13 3AB

Open 8.30am-6pm Monday through Friday. Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays (including Christmas Day). X-rays offered 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Emergency Dentist

The Surgery Doctors are unable to see dental problems.

Please book an appointment with your dentist or find a dentist near you: NHS Find Dentist Services

For urgent dental care please visit Cambridgeshire Community Services.

Emergency Eye Problems

For minor eye conditions including things like watery eye, dry eye, red eye and blepharitis (red, swollen, irritated and itchy eyelids).

Speak to your local opticians about how they can help.

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Talking Therapies

This service provides help to people aged 17 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including:

  • generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); 
  • social anxiety;
  •  post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • health anxiety; 
  • panic; 
  • phobias
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

They can also help with: 

  • stress, 
  • low confidence, 
  • sleep disturbance
  • self-esteem issues.

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You don’t need a diagnosis to access the service and there is no upper age limit. 

Holly Health – The Friendly Habit Coach

The Holly Health app is a science-backed digital health coach that supports you with personalised and adaptive habit recommendations and reminders, 24/7 “in the moment” support for when things get challenging, friendly everyday motivation, interesting articles and videos, and more!Holly Health – The Friendly Habit Coach

Sexual Health

iCaSH (integrated Contraception and Sexual Health) provides all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing and treatment.

Our vision is to provide a high quality, patient-centred service, with the right staff, delivering the right service, at the right time, in the right place.

We also work with Terrence Higgins Trust, who provide community outreach services including free condoms, Chlamydia screening and sexual health advice and signposting.

Our staff are trained to provide expert professional advice and care to meet your individual needs with tact and sensitivity, respecting the diversity of our clients. All information that you give us is confidential and we will not tell anyone else about your personal information. However, there are some exceptional circumstances where we would need to share your information to keep you or others safe.

For example if it:

• is felt to be in yours or the public’s best interest (child or adult safeguarding concerns) 

• is required by the police

• could prevent a serious crime (e.g. terrorism).

We benefit from a partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, providing expertise in health promotion and outreach.

Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice Centre

Cornerstone Care in Confidence are a group of trained volunteers who offer free, unbiased advice on all your pregnancy concerns.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy our trained practitioners will give you time, space and information to help you make your own decision. Because we are unable to refer clients directly for abortion you can be sure of impartial advice. We will discuss all options with you and advise you how to proceed with whatever decision you reach.

Women’s Health NW Anglia – Abortions

We have abortion clinics at Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and you can contact us direct to make an appointment. This is called self-referral which means you don’t need to have an appointment with your GP first.

​We offer abortion up to 18 weeks of pregnancy, where you will be cared for by our specialist staff who have many years of experience looking after women going through this journey. We understand that this can be a difficult and challenging time for some women, we are here to offer you all the support you need.


Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg with podiatrists working to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for patients by providing treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the feet. The service provides six branches of specialist care.

  1. MSK Biomechanics
  2. Podiatry Surgery
  3. Diabetic Foot Service
  4. Nail Surgery
  5. Routine Foot Care
  6. Feet Focus.

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DynamicHealth provides specialised services for people aged 16 years and over living with or experiencing problems from muscles, nerves and joints. These are known as musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and include symptoms such as pain, numbness, stiffness and weakness as a result of injury, strain, posture or following an operation.

Our experts can assist with managing these symptoms and treat all MSK problems from the neck and jaw to the feet.

DynamicHealth also provides MSK occupational health services and pelvic health physiotherapy.

  • Advice and exercises are available to help you manage your condition
  • Our staff are trained to provide expert professional advice and care to meet your needs
  • Pelvic health physiotherapy focuses on restoring strength, function and movement
  • We are an established provider of MSK occupational health physiotherapy services
  • You can self-refer to physiotherapy without the need to see a GP

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Support Groups

Age UK – Provide services and support to older people

Alzheimer’s Society – Dementia Support

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs:

The Royal British Legion – Support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families

Calm Town – cover many local support services

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership

Caring Together – Carers Hubs

Centre 33 – Supporting Young People – Drop-in sessions

CGL – Drug & Alcohol Service

Domestic Abuse Support Service – Impakt Housing & Support

Hourglass – support for older people at risk of, experiencing or recovering from any form of abuse or neglect

Hunts Community Cancer Network – programme of free activities that support anyone over 18, living in Huntingdonshire, recovering from or living with a cancer diagnosis or is a carer of someone with a diagnosis

Keep Your Head – cover many local support groups

The Kite Trust – supporting the wellbeing and creativity of LGBTQ+ young people

Kooth – digital mental health support for children and young people

Macmillan – Cancer Support

Mermaid – Support for gender-diverse kids, young people and their families

Mind CPSL – Mental Health

Pinpoint – Support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities

MS – Multiple Sclerosis

SSAFA – provide practical, financial and emotional support for services personnel, veterans and their families

Switchboard – LGBT+ helpline

MindOut – LGBTQ online mental health service

Qwell – digital mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK