Local services in Nottingham
Nottingham is famous, among other things for its links to the Robin Hood folklore. It also gained international acknowledgment for its lace-making and bicycle industries in the 19th century. Visitors are attracted to the city by its legendary history making visits to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle popular tourist spots. Nottingham is also well-known for its vibrant nightlife and shopping scene. Other notable attractions include Old Market Square, the largest of its kind in the UK, and the 'Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem' a pub that claims to be England's oldest pub supposedly built it 1189.
Nottingham proudly offers two of the UK's best performing Universities: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, ranking 21st and 53rd respectively in the Guardian's University League Table for 2011. The city is well connected, providing transport links for both the road and rail. Nottingham can be accessed by the M1 motorway and East Midlands Trains, Cross Country, Northern Rail and the Robin Hood line.
Nottingham has earned a reputation for leading the way when it comes to style and the city has the shopping credentials to match. Home of design royalty Sir Paul Smith, Nottingham’s distinctive architecture is awash with a colorful mix of stylish and unique retailers, conveniently contained within the lively centre.
You’ll find big name brands in the newly refurbished into shopping centers’, streets lined with specialist and high-end stores, as well as nationally recognized independent areas - all ready to be explored.
Another great feature of Nottingham’s city centre is that everything’s really close together. You can walk from one side to the other in little more than ten minutes, which only means one thing less walking and more shopping! It’s got everything you’d expect from a major city and more, with its multitude of high street chains sitting happily alongside designer and vintage boutiques as well as unique and quirky independent shops.
Most dentists will treat people with special needs in their surgery. However, some people may not be able to get to their dental practice because of a disability or medical condition. In this case, the dentist should refer the patient to a more specialized dental service. Ask your dentist what is needed for a referral and if it is suitable in your case in Nottingham.
Being active is essential for your physical and mental health no matter what your age, shape, size or ethnicity. It reduces the risks of getting a variety of illnesses and can reduce stress and improve your mood. If you are not used to exercising you should start gently and gradually increase the amount you do.
There are many health benefits which come from engaging in physical activity. Frequently occurring illnesses including anxiety and depression are treated by services such as psychological (talking) therapies - accessed through your GP practice or via self-referral direct to the providers. If you are registered with a Nottingham City GP you can choose when and where to receive you’re talking therapies. The service is free on the NHS, even if it is delivered by a private provider.