The On Day Service (ODS)

ODS is running in the areas of Ilkeston and Long Eaton to improve access to primary care.

Patients who call their GP for an appointment may be directed on that same day to the On Day Service where they will be seen by an advanced nurse practitioner or advanced care practitioner as appropriate.

ODS is available from 8:30am to 6.30pm on weekdays, excluding bank holidays. To use it, patients just call their normal GP number.

The On Day Service – making it easier for you to receive the care you need on the same day

  • Making it easier for patients to receive a same day consultation with the relevant healthcare professional
  • Increasing capacity and reducing waiting times for patients
  • Practices working together to offer faster more responsive access
  • Giving patients improved, quicker access to the healthcare they need
  • Reducing A&E attendances
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Care Practitioner?

Advanced Practitioners are highly trained, skilled clinicians who can help you with many different health problems.

“I decided to undertake extra training so I can help patients with more complex problems.

Now I can prescribe medicines, request tests and interpret the results, and work on treatment plans with patients.

I can help a lot more patients, freeing up the doctors to see patients with the most urgent or complicated health issues.”