If you, or someone you know, needs hospital treatment or tests, you now have a wide choice as to where and when you get it. You have free choice for hospital treatment and can choose to get treatment from any NHS hospital in England and a number of independent/private sector providers which have been entered as a choice on the NHS Choose and Book system.

All hospitals and independent providers have to meet the same quality standards to be registered to give NHS care. You can also choose a date that suits you. You need a referral from your GP or other health professional to get hospital treatment.

Find further information about hospitals.

Details of hospitals within, or close to Islington, can be found below


111 is the new NHS free phone number to call when you need medical help fast, but it’s not an emergency. So if you’re unsure about where to go, call 111. They’ll assess you and advise you where you should go to get the best treatment for your condition. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is free.

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