Questions about Strep A?
Take a look at the new Strep A page on the NHS website. Please contact 111 or get an urgent GP appointment if your child is unwell and showing any of the symptoms of Strep A. Call 999 or go to A&E (hospital emergency department) if:
  • your child is having difficulty breathing – they may make grunting noises, or you may notice their tummy sucking under their ribs
  • there are pauses when your child breathes
  • your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue or grey – on black or brown skin this may be easier to see on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
  • your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake.

Welcome - click on one of the buttons below to learn more about our health visiting, school nursing and drug and alcohol support services.

Or continue scrolling down the page to learn more about the family health service for Derby city, or to contact us. 

Contacting us

You can contact us through ChatHealth. ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for parents and young people. It allows you to easily get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support. You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to; you can still send a message to get advice or to chat with us about any worries you may have. 

  • Parents: send us a message by texting 07507 327754 
  • Young people (aged 11-19) - send us a message by texting 07507 327104.  

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We are also on Facebook at Derby Children's Health.

About our family health service

We are the lead partner in the Derby Integrated Family Health Service. We work with partners including University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

The partnership’s work is commissioned by Derby City Council.

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Other services

Our family health teams work closely with: