Like all NHS services at the moment- GP practices have to adapt the provision of services to manage workload in order to continue to deliver safe patient care.
Littlewick is working closely with the other GP practices in Erewash to promote sustainable, high quality GP care in the locality. Successes of this work so far are the additional appointments at evenings and weekends at Ilkeston Hospital, the enhanced nursing home and home visiting services. We are working together in Ilkeston to develop a day time additional appointment service due to start this winter.
With an ever growing demand for GP Services and appointments did you know that there are many NHS services that patients can self-refer to without seeing a GP or Practice Nurse first.
Thisis a guide to self-referral-patients can access online, phone directly or collect a self-referral leaflet from the practice reception desk to complete. Please also note that most services detailed here offer appointments at the surgery or local Ilkeston Community Hospital.
DON’T FORGET – always dial 999 for life threatening conditions such as:
- Severe chest pain
- Severe difficulty in breathing
- Severe loss of blood
- Severe burns or scalds
- Suspected stroke
- Fitting or concussion
- Severe allergic reactions
And if you aren’t sure… DON’T FORGET, for advice on health conditions and the availability of local services, you can dial 111 at any time day or night. NHS choices and Patient.info also offer high quality advice on a wide range of health conditions.