Newstead has benefited from the “Healthy Living Centre” based in the village since 2002. This has provided projects promoting health and well being such as Nurse practitioner, Citizens Advice Service, Young at Heart, Gardening scheme, craft clubs, Yoga, Smoking cessation and counseling service.
Unfortunately funding for this project ceased in Spring 2008 and current health provision in the village has been reduced to a Nurse practitioner service Tuesdays and Fridays 9-1. The Citizens Advice Bureau have a reduced service on Mondays 1-3.30. Both these services run from the Community Centre and are in need of expansion to meet current demand.
Surestart also provides services for children under 5 years old and their families.
As there is no GP surgery in the village people have to travel to Annesley, Hucknall or Kirkby to see a GP. For people without their own transport this can be problematic, especially when ill.
The nearest hospital, Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton, can only be accessed by 2 buses if relying on public transport.
Feedback to this plan focused on residents living independently and having better access to health care when needed.
What you said
“We can’t get a doctor of our choice.”
“Its hard to register with a GP in the first place, its even harder to get an appointment.”
65% of respondents said they would like to access a doctor within the Parish.
What we would like to achieve
- Local provision of health care and health promotion.
- Older and disabled people can live independently.