In this section you can find out more about local health services. The links to the left hand side of the page can help you to find the right service to use if you need treatment or advice.
You can Choose Better
A&E is meant for real emergencies and saving lives, although it is often a first stop for many people who aren’t feeling quite right. We need to remember that A&E, and dialling 999, are emergency services that should only be used in the event of a serious injury, or when someone shows the symptoms of critical illness.
The right NHS services are everywhere – we just need to stop and think – and then choose the right one.
For further information on choosing the right treatment for you and your family visit www.choosebetter.org.uk/
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service
Arriva Transport Solutions provide this service for patients who need to travel to and from an appointment at a hospital or clinic, are discharged from hospital or need to transfer between centres and because of a medical condition, means the patient cannot make their own way there.
The criteria that determines whether or not patients are eligible for the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) has been set by the Department of Health and is based upon whether a patient’s medical condition prevents them from travelling by any other means.