The NHS App - 
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Services include; ordering repeat prescriptions and presenting your Covid-19 Pass.
Download the app at: NHS App

Health Services & Support

For information on health services available across Rushcliffe, visit:


Alcohol Support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help.
You may need help if:

  • you often feel the need to have a drink
  • you get into trouble because of your drinking
  • other people warn you about how much you're drinking
  • you think your drinking is causing you problems

For more information, visit: 



Asthma Support

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There's currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your life.

For more information visit:



Cancer Support

Cancer outcomes have improved significantly over recent years, including survival rates, which have never been higher. However, work continues to make sure that everyone with cancer receives world-class care, support and treatment.

For more information, visit: 


CARE - Cancer Rehabilitation & Exercise
Notts County FC Football in the Community work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver this incredibly effective cancer rehabilitation & exercise programme. CARE uses physical activity to help patients during their recovery.

The CARE programme not only provides participants with the benefits of physical exercise, it is also a social environment where members can share stories, and increase their confidence and self-esteem during a difficult period in their lives.

Participants are welcomed on to our CARE programme at any time throughout their cancer journey; from diagnosis, during treatment or recovery and through to remission, meaning they can benefit from the programme before, throughout and after treatment.

For more information and how to self-refer, visit: Notts County - CARE



Carer Support

If you are a carer or would like information on the support that is available, visit our page dedicated to carers.
Castle Healthcare Practice - Are You a Carer?



Children Support

Nottinghamshire Children's Centre Service

Children’s Centre Volunteers offer one-to-one or group support with:

  • BABES breastfeeding support group
  • Under Ones group
  • Stay and Play group for under fives

Qualified Children’s Centre workers also offer one-to-one or group support with:

  • preparing for a baby
  • children’s development, including listening and communication
  • playing with your child
  • the emotional health of you or your child
  • children’s behaviour
  • feeding your child
  • increasing your confidence to help you get a job
  • domestic abuse (in partnership with Women’s Aid services)

For more information, visit: 

See below for detail of upcoming events in Rushcliffe:




It's normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, certain illnesses and medicines. But if you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it's a good idea to talk to a GP about the early signs of dementia.

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning.

There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types.

People often get confused about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia and, together with vascular dementia, makes up the majority of cases.

For more information, visit:



Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.
Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.

For more information, visit: 



Drug Addiction

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem.
With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.

For more information, visit: 



Farming Community

The Farming Community Network are a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community.

If you're suffering from stress, anxiety, loneliness, bereavement, depression, retirement, illness, family concerns or worries about the future, The Farming Community Network are here to help.

For more information, visit: The Farming Community Network



Heart Health

The Heart Age test gives you an idea of what your heart age is compared to your real age. You’ll also find out:

  • the number of extra years you can give your heart age by making some healthy lifestyle changes
  • the importance of blood pressure and cholesterol levels in estimating your heart age
  • how to improve your heart age by eating better and moving more

To complete the Heart Age test, visit:
 NHS - What's your heart age?



Mental Health

The crisis line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to people of all ages.

If you’re in a mental health crisis, call the crisis line anytime of the day or night, and it can be arranged for you to speak with a mental health professional. You can also be advised about other services, which can help you. 
The crisis line is operated by local health workers. Don't worry, they will help you get the right support.

Phone: 0808 196 3779

For more information, visit: NHS Nottinghamshire Healthcare - Help in a crisis

Anyone living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can text the work 'Notts' to 85258 for free and be connected to a trained Shout volunteer. This service is available 24/7 and is operated by clinicians who can help with issues such as anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression and suicidal thoughts.

The conversation takes place over text and is a free, confidential and anonymous service.

More more information, visit:

NHS Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies
Nottinghamshire Talking therapies is a free and confidential NHS service designed to help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone aged 17 1⁄2 years or over and registered with a GP can access support, though a GP referral is not necessary as you can self-refer.

For more information and where to complete a self-referral:
Web - 
NHS Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies
Phone - 0333 188 1060

Local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
NottAlone offer support and advice on a range of issues, such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Drugs & alcohol
  • Eating disorders
  • Exam stress
  • Family separation
  • Gangs or dangerous situations
  • Identity 
  • Relationships
  • Self harm

For more information, visit: NottAlone




Patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including conditions such as back pain and arthritis, are now able to contact their local physiotherapist directly and self-refer, rather than waiting to see a GP or being referred to hospital. Patients can also book an appointment to see a physiotherapist by speaking to a receptionist or by being referred by their GP.

For more information, visit:



Sexual Abuse/Violence

NHS Support
If you've been sexually assaulted it's important to remember that it was not your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help.

There are services that can help if you've been sexually assaulted, raped or abused. You don't have to report the assault to the police if you don't want to. You may need time to think about what has happened to you.

However, consider getting medical help as soon as possible for any injuries and because you may be at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you want the crime to be investigated, the sooner a forensic medical examination takes place, the better.

For more information and where to find local help and support, visit: NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services
If you are aged 18+ and have experienced rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse, either recently or in the past then Notts SVS Services are here to help you.
For more information:
Web: Notts SVS Services
Phone: 0115 941 0440
Online Self Referral: Notts SVS Services - Online Referral Form



Sexual Health

The NHS website has detailed information on:

  • Where you can get sexual health advice
  • Visiting a STI clinic
  • Confidentiality
  • Advice for gay/lesbian/bisexual men/women
  • Sex activities and risk
  • Help after rape and sexual assault

For more information, visit: NHS - Sexual health




We all know smoking is bad for you, your family and your friends. There are lots of reasons to stop smoking as well as plenty of support to quit. It's never too late to give up smoking, and research suggests that smokers who stop with support are four times more likely to succeed, and so you do not have to do it on your own.
For more information, visit: 

Stop smoking self referral: - Stop Smoking



Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing

Many things can affect your health, from feeling isolated or lonely at work, money, housing problems or managing different long-term conditions.

Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you get better. There are other things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing, and sometimes you just need a bit of help to work out what they are.

The Rushcliffe Social Prescribing Service is based on the five ways to wellbeing. This is an evidence based model that can improve your physical and emotional health.

Your social prescribing link worker could connect you to a community group, a new activity or a local club, or they might help you access legal advice or debt counselling. They might just help you find information and guidance by using a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are.

Our approach:

  • Signposting to local resources
  • Health coaching
  • One-to-one support


The service is by referral only and starts with a conversation. It might be a conversation you have with a doctor, or with another person in the GP Practice team. If they think you will benefit, they may refer you to a social prescribing link worker.

For more information, visit: 




Most people feel stressed sometimes and some people find stress helpful or even motivating. But if stress is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with stress.

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave.

It's not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you're feeling or acting differently.

For more information, visit: 



Suicidal Thoughts Support

If you're feeling like you want to die, it's important to tell someone.
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

For more information, visit: 


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Tel: 116 123 (free phone)




Walking Group

Rushcliffe Ramblers has now resumed following its postponement during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rushcliffe Ramblers Short Health Walks on Tuesdays

Start times are 10.15 and repeated at 11.30

Each walk is about 45 minutes

Terrain: Easy and flat

Meeting place: Junction of Gresham Park Road and Wilford Lane (near the mini roundabout). Car parking is available in places on the Gresham Park Road.

Please let Jeremy know if you are likely to come or contact him if you have any questions on 0115 981 0420 or Mobile 0775 145 8041.

Web: Rushcliffe Ramblers

Poster: Click here

Please come along to:

  • Enjoy the company
  • Improve your health
  • Relax
  • Add vitamin D!



Walk-In Centre

Walk-in centres provide access to assessment and treatment if you need help with a health problem that is urgent, but not life-threatening.

The closest walk-in centre is:
Urgent Care Centre
Seaton House

Open 7am - 7pm open 365 days.
Tel: 0115 883 8500

For more information, visit: NHS - Nottingham NHS Urgent Care Centre

To search for a walk in centre, visit: NHS - Find Walk-In Centre Services



Weight Management

Being a healthy weight is essential to good health. It helps you move around easily, take part in everyday social activities and helps prevent illnesses. 
For more information, visit: 

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