Special Allocation Service – SAS (SEL & NEL)

One Health Lewisham and partners deliver the Special Allocation for:

South East London (SEL) – Bromley, Lewisham, Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Groups

See https://www.sassel.nhs.uk/ for more information.


North East London (NEL) – City & Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

See  https://www.sasnel.nhs.uk/ for more information

The service provides medical primary care services to people who have been removed from their mainstream GP practice list. The service seeks to ensure that any patient removed from a practice has access to essential and additional medical services; and works with patients reintegrating them over time back into mainstream general practice wherever possible.


Who can be referred? – Patients are referred to the service due to varying degrees of physical or verbal abuse toward practice staff or other patients. The patient removal documentation can be obtained via PCSE or the SAS directly All referrals to the SAS must be accompanied with a crime reference number from the Police.

How can appointments be accessed? – The service and appointments for patients can be accessed by phone and online: Telephone: 0330 128 1050 or via AskFirst GP APP (App currently only for Lewisham Patients)

Where is the service based? – The service is provided at a number of sites across South East London including: Queen Mary’s Hospital; Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre; sites in Lewisham and Dulwich Hospital.

Location for the North East of London are: 10 Kenworthy Road in Hackney, Loxford Polyclinic and Forest Road Medical Centre, Walthamstow.

How long will patients remain with the SAS? – Once the patient is registered with The SAS, they will remain on the service for a minimum of 12months, dependent on engagement with the service and a GP review. All patients are risk assessed shortly after registration.

Who is the service for? – The service is for adult patients only. Instances that involve parents with small children will be reviewed as quickly as possible on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Information

Chris NichollsSAS - South East London & North East London
E: chris.nicholls@onehealthlewisham.co.uk
E: sel.sas@nhs.net
T: 0330 128 1050
One Health Lewisham

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