Self-referral For Local Services

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP, however there are a number of services locally, listed below that you are able to make self-referrals to.

Domestic Abuse Aware Practice

The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff aged 18 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.

Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.

Please contact your GP for help and advice. They will refer you to the practices’ IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.

If you are women you can self-refer by ringing Aanchal Womens Aid.

Phone: 0800 0124 924 Website:

If you are a man you can self-refer by ringing Men’s Advice Line

Phone: 0808 8010 327

Get U Better (download the app)  When selecting a practice please choose Harold Hill Medical Centres

Do you have a joint or muscle problem?

Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written with your local clinicians in North East London. It offers local tips, advice, and exercises tailored to you and your stage of recovery.

  • Self-care at home, work, and on the move.
  • Do you have a joint or muscle problem?
  • The app covers back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hip, leg, knee, and ankle pain. 

Havering Talking Therapies Psychological Therapies service IAPT | Talking Therapies Team (

We provide a wide range of treatments and services helping those feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people concerning their mental health.

Our services are confidential, easy to access and available to people living in the London Borough of Havering.

These include: 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Silvercloud: Online self-help programme using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-based (CBT)

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Counselling for Depression (CFD)

Couples Therapy for Depression 

Behavioural Couples Therapy BCT

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Pregnancy self-referral | BHR Hospitals

You will normally be seen for your first appointment between 8 to 10 weeks, depending on your gestation when we receive your self-referral. 

We advise that all pregnant women take 400 micrograms of Folic Acid until they are 12 weeks pregnant and 10 micrograms of Vitamin D a day for the duration of their pregnancy. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The new model recognises that not all children and young people’s emotional and well-being needs are best supported in specialist CAMHS services, but rather within their own wider networks of support.

The Wellbeing Hub will support children and young people with emotional and psychological needs/disorders by providing both assessments, signposting and referral to the most appropriate type of support from universal and targeted services, and direct specialist support when required.  

The Wellbeing hub is, therefore, the front door to all local Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support services.

The Wellbeing Hub will accept self-referrals and Parent/Carer referrals, along with referrals from professionals.

Sexual health services in Barking, Havering and Redbridge | BHR Hospitals

Our current services

Sexual health care

HIV care



NHS stop smoking services help you quit - NHS (

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.

These services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven methods to help you quit.

They'll give you accurate information and advice, as well as professional support, during the first few months you stop smoking. 

They also make it easy and affordable for you to get stop smoking treatments, such as nicotine replacement therapy.


Change Grow Live | Charity | We can help you change your life 

Our service provides free access to drug and alcohol support. We focus on your recovery, and we'll design the treatment to help you achieve your goals. We offer:

Harm reduction advice

Access to substitute medication

Referrals to residential and community detoxes and residential rehab


One-to-one advice and group work programmes with specialist workers


Our local PCN also has some self-referral help, please click here to open this in a new window

NHS e-Referral Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

To track an e-Referral, click here.