If you have health challenges, you should first look on the Staffordshire Cares Purple Pages to find local people and products, and things to do, that may be able to help you.
If you think you need medical help, but you’re not sure where to go to get it, visit NHS Choices or contact your local GP.
Carers Direct is a support service those who look after someone else. It's full of information covering all aspects of caring, including advice and support, benefits, local services and more.
NHS North Staffordshire & South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)
NHS North Staffordshire and South Staffordshire PCT work to make sure that the best healthcare services are available. Their websites have lots of of useful information on local healthcare services.
The NHS Direct website provides medical information, including an expert telephone advice line, a self-help guide, a symptom checker and a useful A-Z health encyclopedia.
NHS Direct also offers support over the phone.
You can contact NHS Direct either by telephoning 0845 4647 or visiting their website.
New Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust
UK’s largest integration of local council and NHS care services has been given the green light.
The new partnership between Staffordshire County Council and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust aims to deliver easier to understand and efficiently delivered health and social care. Nearly 1000 social care staff and a budget of £153 million transfer from Staffordshire County Council to the new trust.
When the Partnership Trust is fully integrated in April 2012, it will be responsible for all adult social and community healthcare within Staffordshire and all community healthcare in Stoke-on-Trent, delivering everything from physiotherapy to day opportunities.
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