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A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Taking good care of your physical health doesn’t only change your body but helps bring about positive changes in your mind, your attitude, and your mood.

Physical Health

Information and support on health related matters to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
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HealthcareLeisure Centres | Parks and Outdoor Spaces | Stub It - Quit Smoking |  Targeted Healthy Lifestyle Pilot



Doctor checking child's heartbeat

Nottingham, as a major city, has two main hospitals, a Walk in Centre, GP Practices, dentists and other healthcare facilities. 

Register with a GP/Dentist:

To register with a GP, dentist and to find a pharmacy in Nottingham, you can use the NHS website ‘Find a GP, Dentist, Pharmacy’ service.

In addition, Nottingham offers various other healthcare provisions and services, for example:

•    Mental Health Services
•    Community Health Centres
•    Sexual Health Clinics
•    Family Planning and Counselling Services.  
It is recommended to visit the The NHS website - ( for full details.

Nottingham’s Walk in Centre:

Nottingham NHS
Urgent Care Treatment Centre
Seaton House, Nottingham NG2 4LA
Tel: (0115) 883 8500

Nottingham’s Hopitals:

  • Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC)
    Derby Road
    NG7 2UH  
    Tel: (0115) 9249924 

  • Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    NG5 1PB   
    Tel: (0115) 9691169


Leisure Centres

Ladies swimming class

Nottingham has six leisure centres across Nottingham City offering six gyms, six public swimming pools and a variety of fitness classes each week. Health suites are available at some of the centres too. Create your free Active Nottingham account to access discounts on your favourite activities.

  • Clifton Leisure Centre
    Southchurch Drive
    NG11 8AB

  • Djanogly Community Leisure Centre
    Gregory Boulevard
    Hyson Green
    NG7 6ND

  • Harvey Hadden Sports Village
    Wigman Road
    NG8 4PB

  • Ken Martin Leisure Centre
    Hucknall Lane
    NG6 8AP

  • Southglade Leisure Centre
    Southglade Road
    NG5 5GU

  • Victoria Leisure Centre
    Gedling Street
    City Centre
    NG1 1DB

For more information please call Active Nottingham on (0115 876 1600) or visit their website:

Parks & Outdoor Spaces

Nottingham park and lake

Nottingham’s commitment to providing green spaces and recreational areas make it an excellent place for both leisure and exercise enthusiasts.  Whether you enjoy peaceful walks, water activities, or team sports, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to stay active and enjoy the outdoors for all the family.

Below is a list of some of the popular parks in the city:

For more information about Parks and open spaces in Nottingham please visit:


Stub It - Quit Smoking

stop smoking

Stub It - Are you thinking about how often you smoke?

Want to stop smoking but don’t know where to start?

Stub it! is a stop smoking service, that offers a 12-week program with trained stop smoking advisors. The team work with you to develop an individual plan to suit you and your patterns of smoking. 

Since 2018, we have seen over 2000 patients and helped nearly 40% of them quit smoking. That's higher than the national average! 

People choose to stop smoking for a number of reasons. Whatever your reason it's worth remembering that smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of early death in the UK. You are making a good choice. Not only will stopping smoking improve your health, but you’ll feel more rested, energetic and have more money too! 

The Stub it! service is available anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Nottingham city. 

If you live outside the Nottingham city boundary you can contact your GP practice for advice or visit to see what services are available in your area.

How to get support from Stub it!

To make getting help as easy as possible we have a range of self-referal options available to you:

  • Make a call - You can call our friendly team on 0115 8240583 option 2 and take the first step towards stopping smoking. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message with your name and telephone number. We will call you back.
  • Complete a form -
  • In person - If face to face is better for you you can pop in and speak to our reception team between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Friday. Please come to our entrance on Angle Row (between Tesco and Pepe's Chicken).
  • Email - We will also accept first contact for referral via email. Please send your name, date of birth, address and contact number to us at: [email protected] 

Who to contact

Telephone: 0115 8240583

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: Website Page - Support for People in Nottingham City


Targeted Healthy Lifestyle Pilot

Father and child cooking healthy food

Targeted support to help children under 4 years old and their families, in Nottingham City, stay healthy for life.

Babies and toddlers grow and change shape so fast – sometimes it can be difficult to spot when they are gaining weight a little too quickly. The Healthy Lifestyles Team is here to help. They work with families to set realistic goals that will benefit children’s health. This includes:

  • Eating healthily

  • Staying active

Together they can:

  • Build your family’s healthy future

  • Inspire your child’s fitness for life

  • Choose your family’s healthy habits

Simple changes can have the biggest impact on your health. Sometimes it can be challenging to see what these changes could be.

Together they can design a plan that works for you and your family.

They can offer advice about:

  • Sugar intake & cravings

  • Exercise & physical activity

  • Fussy eating & healthy recipes

  • Meal planning on a budget

  • Healthy snacks & rewards

  • Sleep, screen time & routines

  • Food labels

  • Using the Eat Well Guide

They work with you to choose the topics that your family will find most helpful.  They can offer up to 6 sessions with you in your home.

They also offer monthly groups for all parents with a child age around 7 months to support with the move from mainly having milk to having 3 meals per day.

For more information email: [email protected]
Website address: Targeted Healthy Lifestyle Pilot : Nottingham City Care

Please see below for links to other useful information.


Here's what some of the parents we helped had to say:


“Yes was a good experience, was what was expected. It was a good eye opener with visual aids - Sugar and fats kits”


“Lots of support that was not getting before. Eating more variety of foods/fruits”


“The eatwell guide is attached to the fridge. The visual guides ( Sugar and fat kits were useful)”


“Loved the sugar kits - raised awareness of sugar in children’s snacks. Uses the Sugar Scanner that was discussed.”

Healthy Lifestyles leaflet

Healthy Lifestyles information leaflet