Your health

To support people who live and work in South West London, we commission a range of physical and mental health services. Commissioning of primary care services (GPs) is led by our Primary Care Commissioning Committee.

We have contracts with a variety of providers, including NHS organisations, charities and private companies. All services are provided free at the point of delivery, in line with the NHS constitution.

We’re also responsible for monitoring how well these services are provided, which includes listening to patients’ experiences and resolving concerns.

Physical and mental health services

Health A-Z

A comprehensive list of conditions and treatments, including symptoms and when to get help, is available on the Health A-Z at

Lifestyle advice and self care

There are lots of simple steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy, including attending appointments for routine screening and staying up-to-date with all your vaccinations.

Self care is the best way to treat minor health conditions – you can get over the counter medicines from a pharmacist who can also offer you advice.

Keeping active, eating well and good weight management are key to a healthy lifestyle, along with cutting out smoking and reducing your alcohol intake. For more information and support with living a healthy lifestyle, visit

If you live in Wandsworth borough, visit the Wellbeing Hub for local support.

NHS Health Checks

A free health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74, designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

Read more about the NHS Health Check at

Your right to choose

Did you know that in many cases you have the legal right to choose where you have your NHS treatment? The NHS is offering more and more options to enable you to make choices that best suit your circumstances, giving you greater control of your care, and hopefully better results.

Read more about your choices in the NHS

Find health services near you

Visit the service search to find an NHS service close to where you live that suits your individual circumstances.

July 2020: System response to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the NHS and healthcare systems around the world.

In South West London, our focus has been to increase and protect the provision of high quality frontline acute and critical care services for patients with the most severe complications arising from the infection, at the same time as ensuring the safety and protection of non-coronavirus patients. 

We have published a list of SWL NHS changes to services made in response to the pandemic and a letter to inform each local Overview and Scrutiny Committee, local council members as well as the South West London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee about the changes. We have also sent copies to all MPs, local Healthwatch organisations and Council for Voluntary Services (or equivalent) to note and for information.

Read more about the change