There is increasing demand on general practice and from listening to patients about waiting on the phone or not getting the appointment they need, we know it causes huge frustrations for everyone.
We are urging everyone to think about all treatment options available and choose the best one for them.
It’s estimated 50 million visits to the GP are made every year for minor ailments and there are alternative ways of getting treatment. For full details of your options go to:
Walk-in Centre – There’s no need to book an appointment with the Urgent Care Centre, just walk in and you will be seen by one of the urgent care clinicians. Here are just some of the conditions that can be treated:
- Sprains and strains
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor eye injuries
- Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest
Derby Urgent Care Centre (DUCC) – 01332 224 700
Entrance C, London Road Community Hospital, Osmaston Road, Derby, DE1 2GD Map DUCC
Swadlincote Walk-in Centre (6.30pm to 10.30pm weekdays, plus weekend opening) – contact NHS 111
Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AE Map Swadlincote WIC
We are helping to promote the Southern Derbyshire CCG ‘Think Twice’ campaign and they have produced this interactive game to get people thinking about what’s out there