Take a look at our Directory for information on health services such as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service and Healthwatch.
A website and an App called Life Central was launched in 2016 to offer emotional health and wellbeing support to children and young people across North Lincolnshire. It has lots of information and support including:
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- Eating well
- Emotional Health and Wellbeing
- Internet Safety
- Physical Education
- Self harm
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Sexual health
- Stress and anxiety
Do you need to find a dentist in North Lincolnshire? Search on the NHS website.
You can search for dentists:
- who are taking on new patients
- who offer emergency NHS appointments
- by proximity to your location
Your pharmacy can provide you with much more than just dispensing medicine. Pharmacists are highly-trained and qualified professionals and they can offer you advice on treating many minor illnesses and ailments, such as coughs and colds, or long-term conditions such as asthma, arthritis or diabetes. They can also give you advice on keeping healthy by eating well, stopping smoking and taking part in exercise.
Pharmacies have longer opening hours than GPs, you don’t need an appointment to see one and most have a consultation area where you can speak privately.
Find out why regular eye tests are important. Not only will they tell if you need new glasses or a change of prescription, they are also an important eye health check. An eye test can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before you are aware of any symptoms. You could be entitled to free NHS eye tests or optical vouchers. Search for your nearest opticians.
For children and young people aged four to 16 years who are above a healthy weight and live in North Lincolnshire, the Get Going team provides a personalised and supportive approach to childhood weight management.
This successful programme enables children and their families to access FREE one-to-one sessions in their home or community setting. Each session aims to empower and motivate children to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Please contact Alex Piercy for more information or to make a referral to the Get Going team – 07702 275246.
To make a complaint about an NHS service
Most NHS care and treatment goes well but sometimes things can go wrong. If you are unhappy with your care or the service you have received, it is important to let the NHS know so they can improve. Take a look at the NHS website for more information.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.
Anyone aged 14 or older with a learning disability can get an annual health check from their doctor. You can ask to go on your GP’s register if you think you have a learning disability. You do not need to be diagnosed with a learning disability to be on the register. The learning disability register is different from the register of social care needs managed by local councils.
Check with your GP practice if you or the person you care for is on the register.
An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care. Remember you do not have to be ill to have a health check – in fact, most people have their annual health check when they’re feeling well.
We hope you find this information useful and attend your annual health check as it’s essential to keep to you healthy and fit.