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NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services.

It’s not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.

The Care Quality Commission checks all hospitals, dentists, care homes and care services to see if they meet national standards. You can find out what they have to say about these services in your area by visiting their website.

If you would like to report a concern directly to them, please use this link.

The General Medical Council registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Their purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.  This is a useful link to a Guide on What to Expect from your Doctor.

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness.

Department of Health. As the system leader, DH will be responsible for improving people’s health and wellbeing through its stewardship of the adult social care, public health and NHS systems. The Department will shape and lead the new health and care system but will no longer be the headquarters of the NHS, nor will it directly manage any NHS organisations. 

Derby City Council.  A detailed summary of how to make a complaint within Adult Social Care.

Derby Citizens Advice and Law Centre (CA&LC) help people by providing free, independent and confidential advice. They can be contacted at:

Derby Citizens Advice and Law Centre (CA&LC)
First Floor
Stuart House
Green Ln
01332 295711


Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group - responsible for planning health services, based on assessing the needs of their local population, buying services that meet those needs, and monitoring the quality of the services and care provided to patients.

Derby Evening Telegraph Health Page for news on local health issues.

Talking Points offers you the opportunity to have a face-to-face chat with a social care worker in a convenient location in your community.

The idea behind Talking Points is to bring social care workers out into the community, to be more accessible and to support you to find activities or organisations in the community that can help with your social care related issues.


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