Bank Holiday Announcement for the 19th September 2022

Bank Holiday Announcement

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the government has confirmed that Monday 19th September will be a Bank Holiday. This means many GP practices will be closed on Monday, reopening as normal on Tuesday 20 September.To ensure patients can access primary care services during this time, appointments will be available from GP out of hours providers for those who need urgent medical help.  If you need an appointment, please contact NHS 111 online or by dialling 111. You will be assessed by a clinician and offered a suitable appointment if required. This may be a video, telephone, or face-to-face appointment with a healthcare professional who will, with your consent, have access to your patient records..Don’t forget, your local pharmacy can also provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses. A number of pharmacies will be open across the bank holiday and you can search for your nearest one, here.Bank holidays can mean that A&E could be particularly busy. If you’re feeling unwell but your condition is not life threatening, simply visit Enter your age, sex, postcode, and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problem.To access the service via phone, dial 111 from any mobile or landline free of charge and you will be put through to an operator who will run through a few questions regarding your health problem to get you the right care.For a medical emergency call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.