Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB ( Integrated Care Board ), formerly the CCG hs declared a critical incident because of unprecedented and continuous pressures, they ask patents to only attend A&E in genuine emergencies.
What you can do to help
- Only call 999 or attend A&E departments for serious accidents and for genuine emergencies.
- When you need urgent medical care but it’s not an emergency, please visit NHS 111 online or call NHS111 for advice on how to get the care you need at any time of day or night.
- Urgent treatment centres – like the ones on London Road in Nottingham, Newark Hospital, Ilkeston Community Hospital, and Primary Care 24 at King’s Mill Hospital – can help you get the care you need for dealing with the most common issues that people attend emergency departments for. They will often be able to help you get the care you need more quickly than accident and emergency departments if you are suffering from things like a burn or a sprain.
- For other non-urgent cases, when you need medical advice and it’s not an emergency, please speak to your GP practice or a pharmacist.
- Please continue to treat all NHS and care staff with the respect they deserve. Our hard-working staff and volunteers are doing all they can to keep patients safe and supported.
- If you cannot make any NHS appointment, please contact the number on your appointment letter so that it can be reallocated to another patient.
- Make sure you wash your hands and wear a mask when visiting health care settings in order to protect the public and our own staff from Covid-19.
- If you are eligible and have not already, please make sure you have had all of your Covid-19 vaccinations.