These days, you have more choice than ever before about the way that you receive healthcare and information from the NHS. The NHS offers you a wide range of services that can save you time and help you to get the right treatment.
As well as the services provided by your local GP surgery, you can call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47, drop in to Derby Walk-in Centre, visit the Open Access Centre, or ask your local pharmacist for advice.
Derby Walk-in Centre can provide treatment for minor injuries and everyday illnesses. You don’t need an appointment to attend the centre and you can also get advice about non-urgent conditions. Located off Osmaston Road, the centre is open from 8am to 7.30pm every day including weekends and holidays.
Derby Open Access Centre offers NHS healthcare delivered by GPs and nurses to anyone in the city as a walk-in patient, and Derby residents can also chose to register with the practice if they wish to do so. The Centre on St Thomas Road is open 8am to 8pm every day.
There is also a choice if you need to go hospital. If your GP refers you to hospital, you can choose where to go anywhere in the country. You might choose to have your care where there is a national expert in your condition, shorter waiting times, or which is close to your relatives. The Choose and Book scheme also allows patients to choose the date, time and place of their initial out-patient appointment over the telephone, in the GP surgery or via the internet. For more information please visit www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk For confidential support with choosing a hospital, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 032 32 35.
Please see the links on the left for more information on local services.