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A guide to services

We have a wide range of healthcare services. See contacts for details of your local services. 


Your local Pharmacists can provide advice on most common health issues. They can suggest and dispense medicine and other health products. There are often Pharmacists in supermarkets and many are open late. Visit where you can find the service locator that will help you find the Pharmacist nearest to you.


You will need to register with a GP - to find a GP in your area, use the NHS Choices Find Services System on: Your GP can advise, give medicines and information on other services. You will need to make an appointment but most GPs will see a baby quite quickly if you are worried.

We offer a GP out-of-hours service. See contacts for details.

Health Visitor

Health Visitors will support you and your family during the early years. They will visit you at home or see you in your local clinic. They assess your child's health and development needs and can tell you where to get extra help if you need it. They are there for you until your child is almost five when care is handed to the School Nurse.

Children's Centres

Families can access a wide range of information in a friendly environment.
Children’s Centres provide a range of advice including health promotion and advice on safety. They promote all aspects of child health and well-being.


Make sure you see a Dentist on a regular basis. To find your nearest Dentist visit For out-of-hours Dentist information call 08444 06 08 99.

Urgent Care Centres

If your child has an urgent and severe but non life threatening illness or injury then attend your local Urgent Care Centre. They have access to x-ray and other services to treat urgent conditions that are not critical such as a wound, cut, burn, sprain or suspected break.


For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, please call 999. A&E and 999 are emergency services that should only be used when babies and children are badly injured or show symptoms of critical illness such as breathing difficulties, fits, dehydration and severe pain.