Did you know that you don't always need to see a GP to be referred on to other services?
There are many services that patients can access directly, cutting down on waiting times for you - getting you seen and treated as soon as possible.
Direct Access Services
ACCIDENT / INJURY
If you have had a fall / cut yourself / burns / think you may have broken a bone please attend A&E
Local A&E Department:
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
PHARMACY /SELF CARE
You don’t need to see a GP for minor ailments such as cold-sores, hay fever, thrush, and conjunctivitis. These are just a few of the things that can be treated with over the counter medications & advice from any trained pharmacist.
Please contact your local pharmacy.
Or see here for more
GP Surgeries do not deal with dental problems. You should contact your dentist, or if you are not registered with a dentist NHS 111 service can find you an emergency dentist.
Call 111 or go to:
For any musculoskeletal problems such as knee pain, back pain & neck pain.
You can self-refer to the Physio service. However if you are concerned it is something more make an appointment at the surgery.
| Self-referral to Physiotherapy Leaflet |
For any foot related problems you can self-refer to the Podiatry Service.
Podiatry Services - Click Here
If you are concerned you may have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) please call the Sexual Health Service.
Sexual Health Service 0800 3283383
If you are pregnant, you no longer need a GP to verify it. You can contact the Midwives directly and make your first appointment for when you are between 8-10 weeks pregnant.
For infant feeding problems and pre-school (Up to the age of 5 years) child developments contact the Health Visitors directly.
For any lifestyle advice re: Weight Loss / Getting Active / Stop Smoking
You can self-refer to the Live Life Better Derbyshire Programme.
Live Life Better 0800 0852299
or online at:
Live Life Better
If you or a family member are housebound and require wound management, catheter support or end of life symptom control
Contact the Community Nursing Team directly.
District Nursing Team
For an assessment re: incontinence or to obtain incontinence pads please contact the Continence Service. (Adults only)
Continence Services - Click Here
TALKING THERAPY SERVICES (also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services)
If you are aged 16 years + and need some counselling, have low mood, depression or just need someone to talk to - look at our list of local IAPT providers.
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire
Tel. 0300 123 0542
Tel. 0300 555 5582
Tel. 01332 265 659