Useful Local Information

Medical Emergency Access

NHS 111 Service ~ 111

NHS 111 has been introduced to help make it easier for residents to access local health services, advice and information. 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Atherstone In practice Pharmacy01827 721313
Practice Dispensary01827 721302
Lloyds Pharmacy01827 712245
Atherstone Pharmacy01827 712968
Grendon Pharmacy01827 715350
Blood Test Appointment02476 153546
Specsavers0800 077 8692
Diabetic retinal screening0333 456 7670
Mental health matters0800 616 171
Depression Alliance0845 123 2320
NHS Talking Therapies (Previously known as IAPT)02476 671090
Crisis Team02476 321548
Talking Therapy
For stress, anxiety and depression.
0300 300 1554
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Health Resources & Organisations

For contact details and links to various services please click the links below.

Useful Services

Marie Curie

(Care and support through terminal illness)

0800 090 2309

British Liver Trust

0142 5481320

WCC Health Appointments & Transport Options

0192 6412300

Sue Ryder

(palliative, neurological & bereavement support)

0808 164 4572

Stroke Association

0303 3033 100

Fitter Futures

(Healthier lifestyle support)

0247 6400594


(Support for children/young adults 0-25 years with special educational need and disabilities)

0845 090 8044 or 0192 6742274

AAA screening

(Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening for men 65+)

Age UK

0800 678 1174

Diabetes UK

0345 123 2399

British Lung Foundation

0300 003 0555

Mary Ann Evans Hospice

0247 686 440

British Heart Foundation

0300 330 3311

Atherstone Vision Support Centre

(Meets 3rd Friday of every month)

0192 642 1331

Independent Age Helpline

0800 319 6789

Compassion in Dying Helpline

0800 999 2434

Blue Sky Centre

(Rape & sexual assault support

02476 865505

Victim of Crime Support

01926 682693


(Domestic violence victim support)

0800 408 1552

Chickenpox Awareness


(Advice on relationships, family life and sex therapy)

Stop Smoking

Cancer Research UK Stop Smoking

0300 123 1044


(WCC Stop Smoking Service)

Go Smoke Free

(Detailed information about the free stop smoking NHS support services)

Cancer Services

Carers Help & Support

Safeguarding / Self-help Signposting

Gambling Harms

0300 123 0994

Click HERE for Gambling Harms Leaflet

NHS Choices
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