GP & Hospital

Your GP

Your GP, which is another name for your Doctor, is the best person to talk to if you think you have any health problems. Your Doctor is the person who is able to let you have medicines you can collect from a chemist.  Your doctor will also check your medicines from time to time to make sure they are still the right ones for you.  If your health changes you should always talk to your doctor who may change your medicines.

Your doctor should also give you a health check. This is just a general quick overview of your health to make sure everything is okay and will allow your Doctor to advise you on keeping as healthy as possible.

You can get more information on what a health check is from this document

Download: LD Health Check

Information about a Health Check for people with a Learning Disability (Size: 531 KB)

Download: What Is Good-Health-Care

A guide on what to expect whilst the NHS care for you. (Size: 6 MB)

Download: Health Check GP Template

The form that your Doctor uses to complete your health check. (Size: 211 KB)

  Out of Hours GP

If your Doctor's surgery is not open and you need more urgent care you can call the out of ours G.P. This is a Doctor you can speak to or see at times when your normal Doctor is closed, like late evenings and weekends.

Download: Out of Hours G.P. Poster

Details about the Out of Hours GP (Size: 140 KB)

Contact: Out of Hours G.P.

Telephone: 01472 256 222



Hospital is somewhere you will go if you need the most urgent or special care. If you have an accident and need help straight away you should go to the Hospital to Accident and Emergency, often called A&E where you will be seen straight away. If you have a more serious accident and are too badly hurt to get to Hospital you should think about dialing 999 and asking for an ambulance.

Your time in Hospital should be a good experience and all the staff and facilities should be there to help and look after you whilst you are ill.  If you think that someone or something in particular has been really good during your stay in hospital, you should leave a compliment, telling people how good these things were.

If for some reason you have a bad experience in hospital it is just as important that you let people know why this has happened. To help you do this we have made a video on how to leave a compliment or make a complaint whilst in hospital.

Below is some information on some more common things you may see at Hospital:

Download: Having A Blood Test

Information on what to expect when having a blood test. (Size: 223 KB)

Download: Having A C.T. scan

A guide on what will happen when you have a CT scan. (Size: 242 KB)

Download: Having An X-Ray

Guide to having an X-Ray at hospital. (Size: 372 KB)

Download: Breast Screening

Information on going for breast screening. (Size: 479 KB)

Download: Outpatient Appointments

Information on going to appointments at hospital. (Size: 254 KB)

Hospital Liaison Nurse

People with a learning disability often find that coming into hospital can be a very daunting experience. It can be worrying time for an adult with a learning disability, their family and carers.

The hospital Liaison Nurse is there to help with planning and preparing for coming to hospital for investigations or treatment, support whilst in hospital and planning for going home again.

Download: Hospital Liaison Nurse

Information about the Learning Disability Hospital Liaison Nurse based at Dianna Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby (Size: 292 KB)

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