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Choosing The Right Service

Self-Care NHS 111 Service Pharmacist
(Chemist)
GP (Doctor) Minor Injury Unit or Walk-in Centre A&E or 999

Coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be tested at home by using your medicine cabinet and getting plenty of rest.

Some self-care essentials:

  • paracetamol
  • aspirin
  • ibuprofen
  • anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • indigestion remedies

Need medical help fast but it's not an emergency?

Call 111 if you need health information or reassurance about what to do next:

  • receive advice
  • be directed to the local service that can help you best
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • calls are free from landlines and mobile phones

A highly trained healthcare professional offering:

  • advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them
  • a quiet area where you can speak to the pharmacist privately
  • many are open during evenings and weekends


To find your nearest pharmacy call 111 or visit www.nhs.uk

For illness or injury that won't go away.

A range of services by appointment, including:

  • medical advice
  • examinations
  • prescriptions


For urgent GP out of hours just ring your GP's normal number.

  • Treatment for minor illnesses or injuries
  • Open 7 days a week - no appointment needed


Derby NHS Walk-in Centre

Osmaston Road, Derby, DE1 2RG, 8am - 7.30pm

Derby Open Access Centre
207 St Thomas Road, Derby, DE23 8RG, 8am - 8pm

Ripley Community Hospital (MIU)
Sandham Lane, Ripley DE5 3HE, 8am - 10pm

IIkeston Community Hospital (MIU)
Heanor Road, IIkeston, DE7 8LN, 8am - 10pm

Accident and Emergency departments and the 999 ambulance service should only be used in a serious or life threatening situation.

If you are not sure whether you need A&E, dial 111

Download the NHS Health and Sympton app to your mobile or visit:
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/checksymptoms