Changes to local services 

Many of our local services have changed because NHS organisations and their staff are so focussed on efforts to combat Covid-19.  This means that patients will have less access to routine and planned appointments, treatments and procedures.

Please click on the links below for more information from our hospital and community NHS partners:

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

DHU Health Care (provider of the NHS 111 telephone helpline for the East Midlands as well as the out of hours GP services in Derbyshire and Leicestershire)  

Public Health

Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council took overresponsibility for public health from the NHS in April 2013. You’ll find lots of information about the virus, how to prevent its spread and what to do if you're concerned that you might be at risk by following the links below.

Derby City Council (public health)

Derbyshire County Council (public health)

Services provided by Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council

For information about the impact coronavirus is having on council services and facilities following the links below:

Derby City Council

Derbyshire County Council

COVID-19 and Diabetes

If you have type 1 or type 2 Diabetes, please click on the relevant patient information links below for more information:

COVID-19 & people with Type 1 Diabetes – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton | Patient information

COVID-19 & people with Type 1 Diabetes – Chesterfield Royal Hospital | Patient information

COVID-19 & people with Type 2 Diabetes – Derbyshire | Patient information

Managing worry about COVID-19 and Type-1 Diabetes | Patient leaflet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people living with diabetes and their families | Patient information


COVID-19 and the extremely vulnerable

Over 1.5 million people in England most at risk of coronavirus are being advised by the NHS in England either through a letter or a text message to stay at home.

People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:

  • Solid organ transplant recipients.
  • People with specific cancers:
  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
  • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
  • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  • People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  • People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  • Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

If you have an underlying health condition listed above, you are at very high risk of severe illness as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) requiring admission to hospital.

You are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks from the day you receive your letter or text message. Please note that this period of time could change.

For more information please click here.

Download this easy read guide on how to protect extremely vulnerable people (including people with learning disabilities and autism) most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus and please share with people, family, care workers and provider of services.

Last modified: 27/03/2020