Self Referral

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.

Badger Notes – self refer your pregnancy

Oxford University Hospitals is an NHS service providing a single point of access for all maternity referrals in the Oxfordshire County. The aim is to make sure you have access to the right care from day one. Oxford University Hospitals will triage your referral based on the information you provide and the hospital will contact you to start your antenatal care. In the meantime if you are worried about your pregnancy, please tell your GP straight away.

Oxfordshire Social Services

If you need to contact the Adult Social and Health Care for help or to arrange an assessment, visit the website below.

Podiatry

For self-referral to Podiatry please complete the form linked below. Please Note: We do not treat verrucae (warts), fungal nails, normal nails or provide surgical shoes.

Oxfordshire Sexual Health Services

At Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service (OSHS), we provide free sexual health screening (tests), treatment, contraception and advice. We also provide care and treatment for people living with HIV.We are committed to providing sexual health services to everybody – whatever their age, gender or sexuality. For more information, see confidentiality & safeguarding and inclusion.Remember, most infections ARE curable, don’t delay getting tested.
01865 231231

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB) is a life-enhancing charity supporting children and adults who are blind or partially sighted throughout Oxfordshire.Sight loss can be a devastating and challenging reality for thousands of people in our local communities and OAB is committed to promoting independence and opportunities for people with severe or partial sight impairments, and in helping them and their carers to access any support they may need.
01865 725595

Talking Therapies

We offer a range of FREE talking therapies to over 16,000 people a year across Oxfordshire.We are part of the NHS and offer services to patients registered with an Oxfordshire GP. We have a team of therapists from a variety of backgrounds, age groups, and cultures.Our team is made up of many different staff with a range of work experience and training.
01865 901 222

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme identifies patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and refers them to a behaviour change programme.The programme currently consists of face-to-face appointments, where patients get tailored, individualised help such as lifestyle education, advice on how to lose weight healthily and sustainably, and a personalised exercise programme. All of these interventions have been shown together to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes developing.

Eye Problems and Emergencies

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions. Accredited optometrists (also known as opticians) across Oxfordshire who have specialist knowledge, equipment, training and skills.Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include but are not limited to:Red eye or eyelids Dry, gritty, irritable and uncomfortable eyes Significant recent sticky or watery discharge from the eye

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS is an NHS mental health care service specialising in children and adolescents. They provide a variety of treatments and services to support patients and their families.The team consists of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other mental health professionals and they work with patients aged 0-18 years. CAMHS support covers a vast range of conditions including depression, autistic spectrum disorder, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger.
01865 902 515

Social Prescribing (Age UK)

Social prescribing is a free service run by Age UK that offers a range of local, non-medical activities that can help to improve your health and support you to make the most of life. Social prescribing works to connect you to local, community sector organisations, activities, opportunities and support, aiming to take a more holistic approach to your health and wellbeing.
01235 849 434

Get Oxfordshire Active (GO Active)

GO Active is a county-wide initiative to support adults over the age of 16 into getting more active.Through partnerships with leisure providers, local authorities and other deliverers, the initiative makes a variety of exercise types more accessible to everyone.They offer many programmes within the initiative, including GO Active Get Healthy with Diabetes, GO Active Gold, GO Active Healthy Mind and Disability & Inclusive Activities.

Connect Health Musculoskeletal Service

Connect Health provides a comprehensive variety of treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and symptoms. As an NHS provider, the service is free of charge and clinics are held in a number of locations across Oxfordshire. You can find out more about Connect Health and what they offer.
01865 634 336

Achieve Oxfordshire

Achieve Oxfordshire is a comprehensive weight loss service funded by Oxfordshire County Council. In addition to their own programme, they have also collaborated with providers to offer free access to Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Man V Football.To find out more about the programme, visit their website.
01865 590181

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141

Sleepio

Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

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.