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    In times of severe weather, power loss or flooding, you could need the county's emergency services.

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    Emergency services

    Derbyshire Police: 0345 123 3333

    Derbyshire Fire & Rescue
    Administrative and fire safety enquiries: 01332 771221

    Derbyshire County Council: 08456 058 058

    Derby City Council: 01332 293111

    Always dial 999 in case of an emergency

    Power and supplies

    Electricity: Central Networks (Emergency)
    0800 056 8090

    Gas (emergency)
    0800 111 999

    Severn Trent Water (emergency)
    0800 783 4444

    National Floodline
    0845 988 1188


    Always dial 999 in case of an emergency

    NHS Direct - for non-emergency advice
    0845 4647

    Find a Chemist/Dentist/GP

    Royal Derby Hospital
    01332 340131 - Main switchboard

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital
    01246 277271

    Buxton Hospital
    01298 214000


    National Express Coaches
    0845 600 7245

    National rail enquiries
    08457 48 49 50 (Minicom 0845 60 50 600)

    East Midlands Airport
    0871 919 9000 (Calls are charged at 10 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary)

    Arriva buses
    0871 200 2233

    Trent Barton Buses
    01773 712265

    Derby City Council Park and Ride
    01332 641888

    Agencies and medical emergencies

    Preparing For Emergencies - UK Government website
    Advice for individuals, families and businesses on all sorts of risks including flooding, fire, pandemic flu and terrorism

    Environment Agency
    Advice about flooding and pollution issues

    Met Office
    Forecast advice and severe weather warnings

    Latest UK weather and flood warnings

    Department of Health
    Latest advice about Pandemic Flu, who would be at risk, alert phases and latest preparations

    Health Protection Agency
    Advice about infectious diseases and pollution, flooding and chemical threats

    Advice about symptoms, 750 medical conditions and local health services near you. Also has a leaflet about coping with the stress of a major incident

    Highways Agency
    Advice about roads, traffic and driving in difficult conditions

    National Rail
    Advice on trains and the UK rail network

    Advice about safety and prevention of accidents at home, leisure, schools, on the roads and in the workplace

    Communities and Local Government
    Advice about fire safety and prevention

    Fire Kills campaign site
    Advice about all aspects of fire and specific information about vulnerable people, children, pets, homes and businesses

    Control of Major Accident Hazards - advice about chemical storage and leaks, as well all substances like asbestos

    Home Office
    Advice about terrorism and latest security advice

    Information on the current major threats to UK security and security advice

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Advice about security and safety when travelling abroad

    Age Concern
    The Age Concern website has help and information on a range of issues affecting older people. Factsheets are available to download, along with details of your nearest branch. Call 0800 0099 66 for details (0700-1900 daily)

    If you require a dentist out-of-hours, contact your own dentist's number in the first instance. You will then be put through to the duty dentist or contact NHS Direct: 0845 46 47

    If you require a GP out of hours contact your own GP's number in the first instance. You will then be put through to the emergency doctor on call

    Other useful contacts


    Telephone 01332 364444


    Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 0198 668

    National Women's Aid Federation - 0808 2000 247

    Social Services

    Derby City Care Line - Out of Hours Support - 01332 711250

    Derbyshire 24-hour helpline - 08456 058 058

    Childline - 0800 1111
    NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 0808 800 5000


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