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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.

North Yorkshire Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments.Talking Therapies seeks to use the least intrusive method of care possible to treat people. This is often called a ‘stepped care model’ and means that the patient is generally offered a low-intensity therapy in the first instance. Examples of low-intensity treatment would include computerised cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT), psycho-educational courses, guided self-help, etc

Podiatry Referrals

Podiatry is a clinical speciality that deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions.Our Podiatry Service provides care and associated specialist services into acute and community settings from over 40 clinical sites.We offer a range of services, including nail surgery, management of high risk feet and muscular and skeletal imbalances and injuries.

Minor Eye Conditions Service

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye problems. It is an NHS service provided by accredited optometrists (also commonly called opticians).The service is for people of all ages. Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult. You do not need a GP referral to use this service.Search our directory to find out whether the service is available in your area.

Maternity Services

We provide care for you and your baby from the start of your pregnancy through the birth and beyond, offering support, advice and information to help you through this exciting time.

Yor Sexual Health

At Harrogate Sexual Health Centre we are currently offering a mixture of planned appointments and same day access slots. Please call the central booking line to discuss your requirements.
01904 72111

The Go-To

Welcome to the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. We're here to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.

MSK Practitioner Service

The MSK Practitioner service is a new service for patients who are over the age of 16. Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy appointments are offered as an alternative to seeing your GP for a back, neck, muscle or trapped nerve pain. The specialist physiotherapist can assess, diagnose and offer advice and guidance on how to manage your symptoms.


Compass offers a confidential text messaging service to young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire. The service was named in conjunction with young people and is called BUZZ US. By texting the service on 07520 631168 you will be able to receive confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text.
07520 631168

Mindfulness signposting

Do you suffer with repeated episodes of depression? Are you stressed by caring for, or parenting, someone with mental ill health?
01325 552017


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

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.