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.

Sexual Health Services 

To self-refer to the OpenClinic Sexual health service please telephone. A member of staff then advise you on how to access the service you require.
0808 178 0955


Our Derbyshire-wide team of Clinical Specialists and Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners provide expert assessment and arrange further investigations or treatments where these are needed. You can self-refer to access physiotherapy at St Oswald's by calling Therapy direct or via the website.
01246 565050

Weight Management

We all know that losing weight is often down to a healthier diet and more exercise, but very often life gets in the way. That’s why we’ve brought the two things together in the form of FREE weekly sessions that include 45 minutes of exercise and 45 minutes of nutritional advice, where you can learn more about eating healthily.

Smoking Cessation 

We all know that smoking’s bad for your health (not to mention bank balance) but giving up is another matter. If you’ve tried quitting or always thought it was too difficult then our Stop Smoking service is for you. People who’ve used this service don’t just quit in the short term; studies have shown they are four times more likely to quit for good. That’s because you get support and encouragement from your own stop smoking advisor.
0333 005 0095

Childrens wellbeing service

To self- refer to the North Staffordshire Combined wellbeing service- please complete the referral form on website.

Self-Refer to Maternity Services at UHNM

Register Pregnancy for UHNM/ Royal Stoke birth. My Pregnancy Notes is an online resource for women to view and manage details of their pregnancy.

If your GP has referred, you to the MSK orthopaedic NIMS service please use details below to book

You have been referred to North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent integrated Musculoskeletal service (NIMS). To book  your first appointment please contact the team 5-10 days after your GP appointment or email.
0300 123 0991 (option 1)

Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please ring the All Age Access Team.
0800 0 328 728 (option 1) Service hours: 24/7

Adult wellbeing 

To self-refer to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service, please call us. Service hours: Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm. Or you could fill in a self-referral form, available from our website.
0300 303 0923


Free Services in Your Community… You can now access Changes mental health services face-to-face – at venues throughout Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire.

Continence Service – Stoke-on-Trent

We provide a continence service to children, young people and their families from the the age of 5-19 years, or up to age 25 if the young person has special educational needs and disabilities.
0300 124 0362

Stoke-on-Trent All Age Carers Service

The Stoke-on-Trent All Age Carers Service provides a single point of access for all Carers including both adult and young Carers. The service ensures that Carers of all ages have access to a wide range of support services, information, advice and guidance.
01782 793100

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


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.