Patient Self-Referrals

Find here a range of services that you can self-refer to.


AskLiON is an online service directory designed to help people in Nottingham find information about a whole range of organisations and services. More information is available on their website –

For adult providers and services:

0115 876 3101 (this is a voicemail only service which is not checked on a daily basis

For children and family services:

0800 458 4144 – contact information

Date published: 21st March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

CityCare Services


Nottingham City Care

CityCare are a community health services provider. They deliver a range of NHS healthcare services and are free at the point of delivery.

CityCare provide the following services:

  • Children’s Public Health 0 – 19 Nursing Service
  • Community Neurology Service
  • Community Nursing Service
  • Community Rehabilitation and Falls
  • Community Stroke Service
  • Continence Service
  • Family Nurse Partnership
  • Integrated Respiratory Service
  • Primary Care Cardiac Service
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stroke Ability Service
  • Tissue Viability
  • Integrated Care
  • Diabetes

Patients can self-refer by telephoning the below number and initially choosing Option 1 for health services, followed by:

  • Option 1 = Integrated reablement service
  • Option 2 = MOSAIC, MSK, pain, spinal and orthopaedic service
  • Option 3 = Continence serviceOption 4 = Any other option

Contact details:

0300 131 0300 – self-referral form

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Contraception & Sexual Health

Nottingham Integrated Sexual Health Services

Sexual Health Services | NUH

This service has clinics at the Genitourinary (GU) Medicine Building at City Hospital and Victoria Health Centre in the City Centre. Community clinics are also held at health centres.

Clinics are held at both Victoria Health Centre and Nottingham City Hospital Hub. They are open:

Monday – Thursday8:30am – 7pm
Friday8:30am – 5pm
Saturday10am – 2pm

Clinics are also held at:

Mary Potter Centre: Tuesday 9am – 1:30pm

To speak to the Sexual Health Service for advice, treatment or to book an appointment, please contact them on the below number.

Services provided:

  • Sexually transmitted infection testing (STIs)
  • Pregnancy testing and emergency contraception
  • Contraception
  • Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP)
  • Young people’s services
  • Photo diagnosis service
  • Specialist sexual health services (recurrent infections, genital dermatology)
  • Follow-up care for people who have HIV
  • Counselling

Online Testing

If you DO NOT have any symptoms and you have a Nottingham City postcode, you can access online testing, repeat contraception and emergency contraception online at

Contact details:

0115 962 7627

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Covid Vaccine Clinics

There are a number of places across the city delivering vaccines to those who are eligible. Some of the available locations are below but you MUST book by calling 119 or visiting the booking website – Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment – NHS (

Local pharmacies who are delivering vaccines:

Applegate Pharmacy
132 Alfreton Road

Jhoots Pharmacy
103 Hartley Road

Please see list available at: List of Vaccination Sites

Date published: 21st March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Diabetes (DESMOND)

Support to help manage your diabetes. DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is a structured group education programme for individuals with Type 2 diabetes.

The DESMOND course can be accessed by anyone over 18 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin.

DESMOND is free to access and is currently delivered from at various locations in Nottingham City.

To self-refer please contact Health and Care Point 0300 1310300 – Option 1 and then Option 4

For more information see link DESMOND Diabetes Service

Date published: 3rd January 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

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Drug & Alcohol Service

Nottingham Recovery Network

Nottingham Recovery Network

Nottingham Recovery Network provide a single point of free support, advice and treatment to anyone in Nottingham City who wishes to change their relationship with alcohol or drugs.

You can either refer yourself to the service or be referred by a third party such as a doctor or a support worker on the number or email address below. Our staff will then:

  • Complete a comprehensive assessment of people’s needs
  • Support them through appropriate treatment
  • Support them after any treatment(s) to maintain their recovery.
  • Offer them opportunities to learn and develop.

Contact details:

0800 066 5362 – talk by phone – talk by email

You can book an individual appointment by contacting the team as above.

Face-to-face appointments are also available by visiting:

Nottingham Wellbeing Hub
73 Hounds Gate

Monday: 09:30 – 16:30
Tuesday: 09:30 – 16:30
Wednesday: 09:30 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:30 – 16:30
Friday: 09:30 – 16:30
Saturday: 09:30 – 12:30
Sunday: Closed

Date published: 21st March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023


The Trussell Trust

You can telephone 0808 208 2138 to request a foodbank voucher. These can be used in any of the Trussel Trust foodbanks. Our closest is:

Mount Zion Church
Churchfield Lane

You can telephone on: 0303 040 1110

Opening times:

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

Should you require any other foodbank or food voucher services, please contact the practice and request an appointment with our Social Prescriber.

Date published: 21st March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Gambling Support

24/7 National Gambling Helpline

0808 8020 133

GamCare East Midlands

01522 274880

0808 8020 133

Live chat available –

GamCare – The leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.

Gamblers Anonymous have a website which offers various aids including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder, but please see below for our local meetings:

Wednesday 7:45pm – 9:45pm and Sunday 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Nottingham Royal Naval Association Club
22 Church Street

0330 094 0322

Live chat available –

Wellbeing Hub – Gambling Harms Clinic

0800 028 5598

Date published: 26th April 2023
Date last updated: 26th April 2023

Local Pharmacy Services

Mary Potter Pharmacy

0115 978 9029
Mary Potter Health Centre, Gregory Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 5HY

Blister packsNO
Free deliveryNO
Morning after pillNO

Hyson Green Pharmacy

0115 924 4041
50 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 5JD

Blister packsYES – limited capacity
Free deliveryYES
Morning after pill£24.89

Medina Chemist

0115 979 0700
85 – 87 Radford Road, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 5DR

Blister packsYES
Free deliveryYES
Morning after pill£25

Radford Road Pharmacy

0115 978 2336
544 Radford Road, New Basford, Nottingham, NG7 7EA

Blister packsYES – £5 per month
Free deliveryNO
Morning after pill£15 if not prescribed on Pharmacy Scheme

Midnight Pharmacy

0115 727 0999
194 Alfreton Road, Radford, Nottingham NG7 3PE

Blister packsYES – free service
Free deliveryYES – if mobility issues
Morning after pill£25 – £30

ASDA Pharmacy

0115 900 2510
Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5FP

Blister packsNO
Free deliveryNO
Morning after pill£23

Applegate Pharmacy

0115 978 5744
132 Alfreton Road, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 3NS

Blister packsYES – free service
Free deliveryYES
Morning after pillFree for under 25s, £25 for over 25s

Jhoots Pharmacy

0115 978 5826
103-105 Hartley Road, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 3AQ

Blister packsNO
Free deliveryNO
Morning after pill£23 – £30

Date published: 21st March 2023
Date last updated: 22nd June 2023

Mental Health, Talking Therapies & IAPT (Age 17.5+)

Notts Talk (Ages 17 ½ and over)

Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies (

Available to anyone aged 17.5+ and registered with a GP in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, or Bassetlaw.

The service will provide support for people experiencing mild/moderate symptoms of common mental health problems, including:

  • Low mood or depression
  • Worry or anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Trauma
  • Issues related to long-term health conditions
  • Phobias

The service will offer a range of talking therapies, resources, and support, including:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling for depression
  • Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Couple’s therapy for depression

Therapy will be provided in-person, via video call, over the phone, in live webinars, or on digital platforms.

Self-referrals can be made using the form on the service’s website, (launching 1 April 2023), or by phone on 0333 188 1060.

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 3rd April 2023

Mental Health, Talking Therapies & IAPT (Under 18)

Young Minds

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

YoungMinds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Their website is full of advice, information and tips on what to do if you’re struggling with how you feel.

YoungMinds are not part of CAMHS. They are a charity who provide information and advice.

Contact: 020 7089 5050

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

BEMHs – Behavioural and Emotional Health Team (0 – 18 years)

Self-referral to CAMHS / Behavioural & Emotional Health Team | Ask Lion – Nottingham City Directory

If you are concerned about a child or young person’s behaviour, or about their emotional or mental health needs, BEMHs offer help and support.

Parents, carers and children or young people can call directly to ask for help and support. Support is offered for those who have/are:

  • Concerns about behaviour, emotional wellbeing or mental health
  • Concerns about possible Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ADHD
  • Registered with a Nottingham City GP

If you wish to speak to someone about a child or young person’s behavioural or emotional needs, please contact the Behavioural and Emotional Health Team:

Contact details: 0115 876 1716

Behavioural and Emotional Health Team
Directorate of Children’s Integrated Services
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street

Autism Team

Children with Autism – Nottingham City Council

The Children with Autism Team support schools to include children and young people with Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They advise on strategies and resources, and work alongside staff in schools to help meet the needs of children and young people.

There is a named teacher in every City school and the time is allocated in individual need.

Contact details: 0115 876 5311

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023


The Midwife team for our practice are based at the Mary Potter Centre, although this may not be where the clinics are held. You may need your NHS number – please ask us for this if you don’t already have it.

Patients must telephone the midwife team to self-refer:

0115 883 8414

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023


MOSAIC – Musculoskeletal & Physiotherapy (CityCare)

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Service. This service is for people with bone, muscle or joint problems – such as back pain, whiplash injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains and sport injuries.


18 years old or over

GP within the Nottingham City area

Contact details: 0115 883 8320 – (self-referral form)

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023


Podiatry Service

Community Podiatry – Specialist Services | Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

This service is for:

  • All ages
  • Patients registered at a GP practice in Nottingham City.
  • People with complications associated with long-term conditions such as diabetes, vascular disease, neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
  • Multiple and complex podiatric needs including wound management and tissue viability
  • Nail surgery – these do not need to be referred to Podiatric surgery
  • Biomechanical problems e.g., gait/postural problems
  • Acute foot and ankle problems and conditions
  • Foot complications associated with diabetes needing referral to secondary care foot clinics


  • Verruca
  • Fungal Nails
  • Simple/social nail care
  • Corns/calluses (if no other medical conditions)
  • Diabetic foot ulceration – please contact your GP immediately in this instance.

Contact details: 01623 404615

Community Podiatry Single Point of Access

Mansfield Community Hospital
Stockwell Gate
NG18 5QJ

Non-urgent advice: Please note

That the podiatry service will not accept referrals over the phone.

They will only accept referrals received on the referral form either via email or post. You can either attend the surgery to collect a form or ask the Podiatry service directly for a copy.

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Stop Smoking (Smoking Cessation)

Stub it!

A free 12-week program with trained stop-smoking advisors. The team work with you to develop an individual plan to suit you and your patterns of smoking.


Anyone aged 16 or over

Living in Nottingham City

Want to stop smoking

Contact details:0115 824 0583 (option 2) (self-referral form)

Date published: 3rd January 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Termination of Pregnancy


Abortion clinics, Information, Advice and Treatment | BPAS

British Pregnancy Advisory Service – offer medical abortions, surgical abortions, contraception and STI testing.

If you are pregnant and considering abortion, you are not alone. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.

BPAS provide impartial, evidence-based advice and counselling. The staff are highly trained and experienced in providing information regarding pregnancy options, abortion treatment options, and after-abortion care.

Contact details:

BPAS Nottingham City
Boots Store (First Floor)
Victoria Centre
11-19 Lower Parliament Street

03457 304030 – you can request a call back (allow 48 hours for response) – book an appointment online

Find a Clinic | BPAS

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Walk-in Centre

Nottingham NHS Urgent Care Centre

The urgent treatment centre provides assessments and treatment if you need help with a health problem that is urgent, but not life-threatening. It is a walk-in service and is open 365 days per year. No appointment is needed.

Opening: Daily from 7am – 7pm

The centre offers assessment and treatment for health conditions such as:

  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Minor head injury with no loss of consciousness
  • Skin infections or animal bites
  • Suspected broken bones, sprains and strains (x-ray service available)
  • Eye infections or minor eye injuries

The centre is NOT appropriate for:

  • Non-urgent treatment that could be treated by your GP
  • Dental-related problems
  • Routine services such as blood tests or wound dressing/suture removal


Contact details:0115 883 8500

Seaton House
City Link

Date published: 20th March 2023
Date last updated: 21st March 2023

Weight Management

Slimming World

12 weeks free at slimming World

Access to app and website

Weekly weight in and group support session

Access to private Facebook group for group members


Nottingham city resident

Aged 18 years or over

BMI of 25 or over (or 23 and over for BAME patients)

Not been a paying member at Slimming World in the last 6 months

Contact details: 01773 546362

FIT Fans – Magpies

12 free weekly sessions at local football club (Notts County)

Meet other football fans on the same journey as you and learn how to make better choices to improve your lifestyle and health, whilst being supported through your journey by club staff


Aged 35 – 65

BMI of 28 or over

Waist measurement of more than 38inches (males) or 31 inches (females)

Contact details:

07949 869020

Register online:

Trent Bridge Community Trust – Weight Management Programme

This is a FREE 12-week weight management programme aimed to help participants lose weight and put the building blocks in place to make long-term changes to their health and wellbeing.

Each weekly session will consist of a 45-minute educational workshop (covering issues such as physical activity, diet or sleep) and a 45-minute physical session (including activities such as group fitness, gym-based exercise and organised sport).

The key aim of the programme is to help participants lose weight – we hope to see weight loss of at least 5% by the end of the 12-week cycle – and we also hope to provide individuals with the information they need to make informed choices about their diet and activity.

Contact details:


07726 677048 or

Location: Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Aspley, NG8 4PB – Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Tier 2 Weight Management – Oviva

Oviva Tier 2 Weight Management programme is a 12-week programme that puts people in control of their health by offering personalised support from a health coach or dietitian. It is a 100% remote service which means you can take part from the comfort of your own home and receive support at a time that suits you.

You will have the choice to be matched with your own personal health coach or a coach-led support group to help you through your journey. You will also have the choice to receive support either via the Oviva app over secure app messaging, or over phone/video calls.

The programme can help you to:

  • Lose weight
  • Improve the quality of your diet
  • Learn about the benefits of having healthy balanced meals
  • Increase your confidence to achieve your goals
  • Self-manage your wellbeing effectively


  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Registered with a GP practice in Nottingham City or a resident in Nottingham City
  • BMI more than or equal to 25 (or 23 for people of Black African, African-Caribbean and Asian origin)


  • Severe or moderate frailty
  • Pregnancy
  • Diagnosed eating disorder
  • Had bariatric surgery in last two years
  • Have an underlying medical cause for obesity that requires intensive clinical management rather than a tier 2 community weight management programme
  • Have significant unmanaged co-morbidity
  • Currently attending a weight management programme

You can refer yourself via the Oviva Website. Follow the link below and scroll down to “How can I join? – Online referral” and complete the form.

Tier 2 Weight Management | Oviva UK

Date published: 8th November 2021
Date last updated: 26th April 2023