The pharmacists in your community should be your first point of contact with regard to health issues. Local pharmacies offer a range of health services that you may not be aware of. They disponse medication, but also proomote health and wellbeing, offer assistance with stopping smoking, have information on sexual health and alcohol support.
Details of all local services can be found using the 'Services Near You' feature on the NHS Choices website.
North Lincolnshire CCG
The North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the NHS organisation responsible for designing, developing and buying local health services in the North Lincolnshire area. The primary role of the CCG is to assess the health needs of the North Lincolnshire population and make sure safe, sustainable and high quality healthcare services are in place. The CCG commissions hospital and community services as well as NHS 111.
NHS Continuing Healthcare is funded care for outsided of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs at no cost to you.
To be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals as having a 'primary health need'. This means that you need care primarily because of your health needs.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. It ensurese services such as hospitals, GPs, care homes and dentists are providing high-quality and effective services, and encourages them to improve when there is neeed for them to do so.
The CQC monitors and inspects these services and then publishes its findings and ratings to help people make choices about their care.