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From 11 September 2023, millions of eligible people will now be offered the autumn booster COVID-19 vaccine. To help, we’ve broken down all you need to know to stay protected this winter.
Everyone should be able to get the care and advice they need to keep their teeth healthy. But people across the Derbyshire, as well as the rest of the UK, are reporting being unable to get an appointment with an NHS dentist.
Some women in England could save hundreds of pounds a year on their Hormone Replacement Therapy with a prepayment certificate.
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. They can help you to find medicines to treat common illnesses which may mean you don't have to see a GP.
Find out what a ‘fit note’ is, when you might need one and how to get one.
Do you struggle to speak to your doctor about your medical concerns? You’re not alone. Take a look at our top tips to make the most of your GP appointment.
The wait for planned medical care or surgery can be frustrating. That’s why you must get regular and accessible updates while you wait.
Becoming a parent can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. To help, we’ve broken down the pregnancy care you should expect from the NHS.
The continuing cost of living crisis is adversely affecting people's physical and mental wellbeing, with vulnerable people and those on lower incomes hit the hardest.
Learn more about what can now be treated at pharmacies following the launch of Pharmacy First
You've told us that you've experienced problems registering with a GP. This article explains more about your rights and what to do if you're refused the right to register.
The NHS wants to make it easier and safer for patients to get the right treatment when they need it, without waiting a long time to be seen in A&E. Find out what this means for you and your loved ones.
Virtual wards are now beginning to treat patients across Derbyshire. Learn more about what can be treated on virtual wards and what treatment includes.
The cost of living crisis has put many people under financial strain, and prescription costs are more than some can afford. Find out what help is out there to help you cover the cost of your medication.
Confused about Long Covid? Find out more about the common symptoms and when to get support.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by seasonal changes. One in twenty people in the UK are diagnosed with the condition, with men more likely to be diagnosed with SAD than women.
When you need specialist NHS support, like hospital tests or treatment, you often need a referral from your GP first. Find out what this includes and what to expect.
Social Care Services
Do you or a loved one need help with social care? Read our advice below and find out answers to key questions about who can access adult social care, and how to pay for it.
Understanding the symptoms of flu and what the flu vaccine is helps you make informed decisions about your health.
With more than thirty recognised symptoms of menopause and growing awareness of the impact on day-to-day life, knowing what to look out for and what support is available can help you.
75% of children and young people who experience mental health problems aren't getting the help they need.
Many people who provide unpaid care are unaware of their rights. Find out more about the help and support you are entitled to.
Find out more about what to expect when you visit your dental team, how much this costs and what to do if you're unhappy with your treatment.
People are often in need of out-of-hours medical assistance. Using NHS guidelines, we have provided some advice and information on where you can go for help when your GP is closed.
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that anyone can develop, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, or background. Take a look at some of the common signs of eating disorders and where to go for support if you need help.
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