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Self Referral

It is increasingly possible for patients to self-refer directly into other services to receive treatment. This helps to reduce the demand for GP appointments and is more convenient for the patient.

If you think you need treatment for any of the following problems, you will not normally need to see a doctor first. Please contact the provider directly for further information and to book an appointment.

Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB)

 

This service provides advice & help for the following subjects:

  • Benefits

  • Consumer issues

  • Debt & money

  • Employment

  • Energy efficiency

  • Health & disability

  • Housing

  • Immigration

  • Legal & tax

Eckington Library

(Fri 10am to 2pm)

 Drop-in session

Gosforth Valley Medical Practice

(Wed 9am to 12noon)

 Appointment only

(bookable by contacting either practice)

Advice Line - for general advice

(Mon - Fri 10am to 2pm)

 Call 0300 456 8437

 You can find further details on their website

 

Physiotherapy

This Out-patient Physiotherapy Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems (i.e. injury, damage or disorders of the joints and other tissues e.g. bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves). It also offers advice and education on the self-management and prevention of musculoskeletal problems.

The service is provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services at Dronfield Health Centre and at Eckington Health Centre

Appointments can be booked by calling

01246 565050

Women's & Men's Health

Physiotherapy

This Out-patient Physiotherapy Service provides assessment, diagnosis & treatment for:

  • Pelvic floor problems (bladder or bowel urgency or leakage).

  • Pelvic or genital pain

  • Pain with sexual activity

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Prenatal or postnatal muscle, nerve or joint pain

The service is provided at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Appointments can be booked by calling

01246 512173

Neurological Physiotherapy

This Out-patient Physiotherapy Service provides advice, education, exercise, equipment or onward referral for patients who have a neurological condition diagnosed by a neurological consultant. Conditions include:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Parkinson's

  • Previous stroke

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

The service is provided at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Appointments can be booked by calling

01246 512173

Talking Therapies

 

This therapy service is provided for patients over 16 years of age with the following problems:

  • Anxiety

  • Low mood

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Panic

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Phobias

 

The Service is provided by Insight Healthcare for patients age 16 years and over. Appointments are normally at Gosforth Valley Medical Practice, Dronfield, S18 8UE

(available for patients registered at both sites)

Appointments can be requested by completing the online form or by calling 0300 555 5582. See their website for further information

The Service is provided by Trent PTS for patients age 16 years and over at West Bank House, Albion Road, Chesterfield, S40 1LL

Appointments can be requested by completing the online form. See their website or call 01332 265659 for further information.

Podiatry (foot care)

The Community Podiatry Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment to a range of patients with lower limb and foot problems, including:

  • People with long term conditions such as diabetes, vascular disease, amputees, connective tissue disorders, stroke, Parkinson's disease

  • People with multiple and complex needs e.g. dementia, falls

  • People with biomechanical problems e.g. gait /postural problems

  • People requiring nail surgery

  • People with severe foot and ankle problems and conditions

The service is provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services at Dronfield Health Centre and at Eckington Health Centre

Appointments can be requested by calling

01246 733241 (Dronfield)

01246 432591 (Eckington)

See their website for further information.

Audiology (hearing loss)

 

The service is provided to patients over 55 years of age and struggling with hearing. Patients can use any of these providers by calling them directly.

 

Specsavers Chesterfield

01246 222334

Scrivens

0800 027 5102

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

01246 514403

Mediscan

0161 820 1123

The Outside Clinic (home visits)

0800 954 9101

Drug & Alcohol

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership provides services for people in Derbyshire with a drug and/or alcohol problems. The teams offer different levels of support from brief advice and harm reduction to intensive structured 1-to-1 and group work.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership also manages all substance misuse substitute prescribing for drug or alcohol treatment across Derbyshire.

The service is for any adult (18+) who wishes to address any issues they have caused by the use of drugs or alcohol. This can include binge drinking, the use of New Psychoactive Substances, as well as physical alcohol or drug dependence.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership (DRP) is a drug and alcohol treatment service between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS), Phoenix Futures and Intuitive Thinking Skills.

Patients can self-refer into this service by calling

0845 308 4010 or

01246 206514

Stop Smoking

This service is for anyone over 12 years old & provides support, help and advice for you to successfully stop smoking for good. The fully trained Stop Smoking Advisers can support you through your quit attempt with tips, advice and stop smoking products or medication on prescription.

The Service is provided by Live Life Better Derbyshire at various locations across Derbyshire, including Eckington Health Centre.

Patients can self-refer into this service by calling

0800 0852299 or

01629 538200 or

completing the online form

See their website for further information.

Weight Management

This service is for anyone over 16 years old & with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25. Calculate your BMI here.

The service supports you to set and achieve your own weight loss targets and to maintain this weight loss long term. It is different to other weight loss programmes as it focuses on what’s happening in both the body and the mind to help you achieve long-term weight loss and wellbeing.

The Service is provided by Live Life Better Derbyshire at various locations across Derbyshire, including Eckington Health Centre.

Patients can self-refer into this service by completing the online form

See their website for further information.

Family Planning

 This service provides sexual health support for:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV

  • Contraception

  • Pregnancy

The service is provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services at 

Stubley Medical Centre, Stubley Drive, Dronfield S18 8QY

Wheatbridge Surgery, Wheatbridge Road, Chesterfield S40 2AB

 

Patients can self-refer into this service by calling

0800 328 3383

See their website for further information and to book online.

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