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Here in Southend-on-Sea you will find a wide range of services to help look after your health and keep you fighting fit. Health clinics, support groups and counselling are all on offer.

Please note: if you are worried about your physical or mental health, or need help with a specific condition, please always talk to your GP in the first instance.

PAGE UPDATED FEBRUARY 2016


Medical Emergencies

In the event of an emergency please dial 112 or 999 or make your way to the nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Hospital. In Southend this is located at  Southend Hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0RY.


Non-Emergencies

If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling "1 1 1".

Southend also has St Luke’s NHS Walk In Centre that can offer treatments, information and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries. 


Special Educational Needs, Disabilities (SEND) and the Local Offer

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If your child has an additional need or a disability you may be interested in viewing the Local Offer for Southend. 

 View the SEND Local Offer  - click here


Find Services

Simply enter your postcode in the box below and click 'Find' to search local NHS services near you. Alternatively find services listed in our SHIP directory using the 'Narrow by Category' section on the right hand side of this page.

Useful Information

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  • A Better Start

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A Better Start

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A Better Start Southend is part of a ten-year research and development programme set up by the Big Lottery Fund with the aim of transforming services for very young children.

Listening to, learning from and supporting local people

We want to give local children the best possible start in life. There’s lots of evidence to show that involving people in designing the services they use makes services better.  Parents and carers will be involved every step of the way with A Better Start: raising the problems that need solving, coming up with some answers, and working alongside paid staff and volunteers to help us test good ideas in practice. 

We’re aiming to make a difference in three areas of children’s lives:

  • Social and emotional development: We want Southend’s children to enjoy good relationships with the people around them, to grow up in loving families and to develop the skills that will help them make stable relationships in future.
  • Communications and Language: We want all children to be able to use speech and language skills confidently so that they are ready to learn and able to succeed when they start school.
  • Diet and nutrition: We want all of our children to be healthy because their mums enjoyed a balanced diet during pregnancy and carried on to give them a healthy start in their early years.

At the start we are focusing on families in six local wards – Westborough, Victoria, Milton, Kursaal, West Shoebury and Shoeburyness.

Find out more about A Better Start Southend on our website, Facebook page or email us.

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  • Baby and Toddler Groups

    Baby and Toddler Groups welcome any carer including Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Friends and Relatives, Foster Carers, Childminders and Nannies – unless otherwise specified. They offer an environment in which young children can enjoy their first experiences of having fun, making friends and learning away from…

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