This page has much information about the rapidly changing structure of the NHS. For more detailed aspects see the sub-sections from this page on the left hand menu.
Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation (NHS) Trust has announced a single-point-of-contact which is:
Lincs NG31 9DF Tel: 0303 123 4000 Email: Lincs.email@example.com
Do you know what abuse is? A campaign for teenagers to re-think their views of violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and directs them to places for help and advice. (15th February, 2013).
Choose Well leaflet from Bassetlaw NHS offering a guide to accessing services during cold weather if you fall ill or get injured. Explore Choose Well here. Also have a look at advice for preparing for winter from a health point of view here.
Mending broken hearts - heart disease kills and disables far too many people in the UK. Visit British Heart Foundationís website to start finding ways to help vital research - and maybe change your lifestyle too!
Nottinghamshire Womenís Aid update (15th August, 2012) - a domestic abuse specialist based in a doctorís surgery. Click here for details.
Want a free First Aid guide from St.John Ambulance? Click here for details and here to get your guide.
Free First Aid Guide from British Red Cross here.
Know someone with an eating disorder? Go to our Eating page.
Information forwarded on behalf of Sue Gill - Head of Partnership Commissioning, NHS Bassetlaw:
Advocacy Services are changing in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
The new City and County wide access to advocacy service, Your Voice, Your Choice, will be starting on 1st April 2012. This replaces all advocacy services that have supported adults with a Physical and Sensory Impairment, a Learning Disability, a Mental Health problem, older people and people with dementia.
Your Voice, Your Choice will be delivered in partnership by POhWER and Age UK Notts. There will be a single contact number for all advocacy services. People who contact the service will be assessed holistically to understand their needs and issues, and given appropriate and accessible information, advice and advocacy to help them resolve their issues.
The service will also provide referrals for people with complex issues and needs, providing issue based advocacy support to a wide range of service users.
Statutory advocacy services will also be available from the service, together with information about the services for professionals.
All services can be contacted by phone on 0300 020 0093 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also see www.pohwer.net for information.
Please see the attached leaflet kindly produced by Jim Broughton-Nottingham City Accessible Information Coordinator at Mencap.
Also received from Simon Bernacki of Disability Nottinghamshire: Iíd like to make you aware of an exciting opportunity for you to influence the future of health and social care in Nottinghamshire. The following link will direct you to various ways in which you can get involved with shaping local priorities.
If you require any further information or assistance with giving your views or understanding the consultation, then please donít hesitate in contacting Lorraine Forster, Public Health, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP, 0115 977 2561.
Access to services, particularly those relating to health and welfare are particularly important - sometimes critically so.
In all cases of emergency, everyone should use the traditional telephone 999 service - this is the route for calling for help from any of the emergency services; donít delay if there is any doubt!
At other, less critical times, we often need to seek expert assistance. This section contains contact details for GP surgeries and other services that may at times prove useful, particularly to those moving to the area from elsewhere.
If you are in full- or part-time work and access Health and Social Care services in Nottinghamshire then Nottinghamshire LINk are keen to hear from you. Go to their sub-page Health & Welfare ► Notts County LINk on the left of this page.
We have also included here a number of other organisation that are able to offer varying types of advice or support, so please do check them out.
Bassetlaw NHS Primary Care Trust to find local GPs, Dentists, Opticians, Pharmacists and a full overview of all aspects of NHS activity and provision in our area.
Bassetlaw Action Centre is a Community Resource Agency linking individuals and organisations with help and support.
Disability Nottinghamshire - the Nottinghamshire charity providing free, impartial and independent advice and advocacy in respect to any disability or impairment. Sign up to their mailing list!
Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Watch Please note newer Neighbourhood Alert system rapidly rolling out through Bassetlaw (and nationally). Go to Law & Order > Neighbourhood Alert for more details.
Please note: Retford Hospital (North Road) does not have an A & E Department, the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop.
If you need emergency help - always dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.