Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Frequently asked questions
My enquiry is about a GP. Can Nottinghamshire Healthcare PALS help me?
Unfortunately not. Nottinghamshire Healthcare does not employ or manage GPs. For GP surgeries based in the City of Nottingham please contact 0800 1830456 or email PALS@nottinghamcity.nhs.uk; for GP surgeries based in Nottinghamshire please contact 0800 0283693 or email PALS@nottspct.nhs.uk
How can I access my medical records?
Please contact the Trust's Medical Records Department who will be able to help you. The Trust's switchboard number is: 0115 969 1300.
Can I complain anonymously?
Yes. However, if you are expecting to receive a response we will be unable to do this without your contact details. Please be aware that all of our enquiries and complaints are treated confidentially.
I would like to compliment a team/individual for the service I have received. Can I do this through PALS?
Yes, please contact us to provide positive feedback and we will pass your comments on.
Can I change consultant or get a second opinion?
This is possible. You may wish to discuss this with or write to your current consultant. Alternatively, your GP may assist with the request if you talk to him or her. For further information or assistance please contact our PALS team.
I am not happy with aspects of my treatment. What can I do?
It is important to make your doctor or clinical team aware of any concerns you have about your treatment. PALS is unable to advise on clinical matters but can liaise with clinicians on your behalf. For further information or assistance please contact our PALS team.
I may have symptoms of a mental health problem. What should I do?
You should make an appointment with your GP. Your GP is able to refer you to mental health services. In an emergency you should attend A&E where you can be assessed by a mental health practitioner.