You can self refer to many services for a wide range of conditions without needing to go to the Doctor.

Minor Illness & Injury Units

Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings.

Ely Minor Injury Unit

Princess of Wales Hospital
Lynn Road

Open 8.30am-6pm seven days a week excluding Christmas Day, when this location is closed. X-ray services offered 1pm-5pm on weekends and 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Wisbech Minor Injury Unit

North Cambs Hospital
PE13 3AB

Open 8.30am-6pm Monday through Friday. Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays (including Christmas Day). X-rays offered 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Doddington Minor Injury Unit

Doddington hospital
Benwick Road
PE15 0UG

Open 8.30am-6pm Monday through Friday. Closed on Christmas Day, but open on other weekend days and Bank Holidays between 9am-5pm. X-rays offered 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. No x-rays at weekends.

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre

Peterborough City Hospital
Edith Cavell Campus
Bretton Gate

Open 8am-8pm seven days a week, including Bank Holidays.

Emergency Dentist

The Doctors do not see dental problems.

Please book an appointment with your dentist or find a dentist near you: NHS Find Dentist Services

For urgent dental care please visit Cambridgeshire Community Services.

Emergency Eye Problems

For minor eye conditions including things like watery eye, dry eye, red eye and blepharitis.

Speak to your local opticians about how they can help.

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Talking Therapies

This service provides help to people aged 17 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including

  • generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); 
  • social anxiety;
  •  post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • health anxiety; 
  • panic; 
  • phobias
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

You don’t need a diagnosis to access the service and there is no upper age limit. 

They can also help with 

  • stress, 
  • low confidence, 
  • sleep disturbance
  • self-esteem issues.

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Holly Health – The Friendly Habit Coach

The Holly Health app is a science-backed digital health coach that supports you with personalised and adaptive habit recommendations and reminders, 24/7 “in the moment” support for when things get challenging, friendly everyday motivation, interesting articles and videos, and more!

Sexual Health

iCaSH (integrated Contraception and Sexual Health) provides all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing and treatment.

iCaSh provide a high quality, patient-centred service, with the right staff, delivering the right service, at the right time, in the right place.

They also work with Terrence Higgins Trust, who provide community outreach services including free condoms, Chlamydia screening and sexual health advice and signposting.

Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice Centre

Cornerstone Care in Confidence are a group of trained volunteers who offer free, unbiased advice on all your pregnancy concerns.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy trained practitioners will give you time, space and information to help you make your own decision. You can be sure of impartial advice and a discussion of all options with advice on how to proceed with whatever decision you reach.

Women’s Health NW Anglia – Abortions

​There are abortion clinics at Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and you can contact them direct to make an appointment. This is called self-referral which means you don’t need to have an appointment with your GP first.

​They offer abortion up to 18 weeks of pregnancy, where you will be cared for by specialist staff who have many years of experience looking after women going through this journey. They understand that this can be a difficult and challenging time for some women and will offer you all the support you need.


Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg with podiatrists working to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for patients by providing treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the feet. The service provides six branches of specialist care.

  1. MSK Biomechanics
  2. Podiatry Surgery
  3. Diabetic Foot Service
  4. Nail Surgery
  5. Routine Foot Care
  6. Feet Focus.

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DynamicHealth provides specialised services for people aged 16 years and over living with or experiencing problems from muscles, nerves and joints. These are known as musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and include symptoms such as pain, numbness, stiffness and weakness as a result of injury, strain, posture or following an operation.

DynamicHealth also provides MSK occupational health services and pelvic health physiotherapy.

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Support Groups

Age UK – Provide services and support to older people

Alzheimer’s Society – Dementia Support

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs:

The Royal British Legion – Support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families

Calm Town – cover many local support services

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership

Caring Together – Carers Hubs

Centre 33 – Supporting Young People – Drop-in sessions

CGL – Drug & Alcohol Service

Domestic Abuse Support Service – Impakt Housing & Support

Hourglass – support for older people at risk of, experiencing or recovering from any form of abuse or neglect

Hunts Community Cancer Network – programme of free activities that support anyone over 18, living in Huntingdonshire, recovering from or living with a cancer diagnosis or is a carer of someone with a diagnosis

Keep Your Head – cover many local support groups

The Kite Trust – supporting the wellbeing and creativity of LGBTQ+ young people

Kooth – digital mental health support for children and young people

Macmillan – Cancer Support

Mermaid – Support for gender-diverse kids, young people and their families

Mind CPSL – Mental Health

Pinpoint – Support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities

MS – Multiple Sclerosis

SSAFA – provide practical, financial and emotional support for services personnel, veterans and their families

Switchboard – LGBT+ helpline

MindOut – LGBTQ online mental health service

Qwell – digital mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK