The NHS provides the:
You don't need to know your NHS number to access NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
Find your NHS number
For non-urgent matters, contact your GP surgery.
If you're under the care of community health services or mental health services, you should continue to use the number you have been given for your specific treatment.
Mental health services
From the 1 April 2022, the way Mental Health Services in Suffolk are delivered changed. Read more here: Mental health social work services in Suffolk
Wellbeing Suffolk offers a range of services to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Visit their website to see the services on offer and how you can access them.
Talking about Mental Health Services in Suffolk strategy
A strategy has been developed for adult mental health services in Suffolk for the period 2019 to 2029.
The groups working together on this strategy include:
- Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
- West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
- Suffolk Constabulary
- Suffolk County Council
- service users, families and the voluntary sector
From feedback and national best practice, we've drawn up priorities to improve mental health care in Suffolk. These will support people in crisis, join up services and improve care and support. We have also discussed the areas for action and would like to understand how important they are.
Community health services
Suffolk Community Healthcare has been commissioned by NHS Suffolk to provide a comprehensive range of NHS services to people in Suffolk (excluding the Waveney area). This covers a wide range of services including community hospitals, day and treatment and community teams (for example, district nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists), community matrons and specialist nursing.
East Coast Community Healthcare CIC provides similar services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Planning health care in your area
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) are a broad alliance of organisations and representatives who plan and buy health care services for local areas.