Our History

Background and History

For nearly 30 years DHU Health Care has grown and innovated how it delivers high quality treatment to its patients over an expanding geographical area. Whether it is face to face consultations in a caring and safe environment or first contact over the telephone, the patient has always been at the centre of what we do.

Follow our journey below to see how far we have come.

Timeline

1989
1989

Derbyshire Medical Services (DMS)

DMS was established in 1989 to provide out of hours cover through a General Practitioner (GP) ‘co-operative’ which is a group of local GPs, for GP Practices within the city of Derby. By 1995 the company had expanded, reorganised and relocated to purpose built premises in central Derby.
1998
1998

North Derbyshire Doctors / Derbyshire Healthcare (DHC) 

DHC provided a range of unscheduled clinical care and related services for the local health community on a not for profit basis, building on the services and expertise developed in its predecessor company, North Derbyshire Doctors Ltd, over the preceding 10-years.
2006
2006

Derbyshire Health United (DHU) formed

Derbyshire Health United (DHU) formed
Derbyshire Health United was created by merging Chesterfield based company (DHC) and Derby City based company called (DMS).
2010
2010

Derbyshire NHS 111 Awarded

DHU is successfully awarded the Derbyshire NHS 111 contract.
2010

Community District Nursing (Evening & Overnight)

2011
2011

Won NHS 111 Contracts for Northamptonshire & Nottinghamshire

The DHU wins the NHS 111 contracts for Northamptonshire & Nottinghamshire
2012
2012

NHS 111 contract for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR) awarded

DHU wins NHS 111 contract for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR)
2014
2014

DHU adds three more key services

DHU adds three more key services
CRH A&E Primary Care Streaming & Hardwick Acute Home Visiting & Erewash Clinical Hubs / Acute Home visiting
2016
2016

East Midlands NHS 111 Telephony Contract Won

East Midlands NHS 111 Telephony Contract Won
DHU 111 (East Midlands) CIC is commissioned to provide the NHS 11 service for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Lincolnshire and Milton Keynes.
2016

LLR Out of Hours & Loughborough Urgent Care Centre

Following the failure of a previous provider, DHU Health Care steps in to provide the contract for a range of Urgent Care Services Leicester, Loughborough and Rutland (LLR).
2016

Derby Teaching Hospital A&E Primary Care Streaming

2016

Erewash Health On-Day Services

2017
2017

Won Milton Keynes NHS 111 Telephony Contract

2017

DHU Health Care CIC Formed

2017

Two Major Services Added

Won the Integrated Urgent Care Services contract for West  Leicestershire  including LUCC  (JV with 4FED) & Won Urgent Care Home Visiting services contract across LLR.
2017

LLR Community Nursing (Overnight)

Servicing an estimated 12,000 patients a year, and operating 7 nights a week, the service delivers assessment, interventions and patient centred outcomes enabling patients with urgent nursing needs to remain in their place of residence.
2017

Merlyn Vaz PCC & GP Practices (Partnership With Leicester City Health)

Merlyn Vaz PCC & GP Practices (Partnership With Leicester City Health)
In October 2017 DHU Urgent Care (LLR) successfully mobilised Merlyn Vas Healthcare Hub, and The Heron and St Matthews General Practices in partnership with Leicester City Health.
2018
2018

Three Urgent Health Care Hubs In Leicester Mobilised

Successful mobilisation of three Leicester City urgent health care hubs in partnership with Leicester City Health located at Belgrave Health Centre, Saffron Surgery and Westcotes Health Centre