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Health services this August bank holiday

With the bank holiday approaching, here’s some advice to help you to stay well and make sure you have enough medicines to see you through the holiday period.

Over the bank holiday weekend, you can ring NHS111 or access 111 online (www.111.nhs.uk) if you have an urgent medical need which is not an emergency. You will be directed to the best medical care for you. The service is available 24/7 and is free.       

Appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional will be available over the Bank Holiday weekend at your practice or a nearby NHS service. Contact your practice to find, log on GP online services or use the NHSApp (from Apple and Google stores) http://www.nhs.uk/GPaccess.

You can also request your prescribed medication in time for the bank holiday using the GP online services or NHSApp https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps/gp-online-services/. Check now to ensure you have enough medication to last you over the bank holiday.

If you’re feeling unwell this bank holiday weekend, why not visit your local pharmacist for advice? They’re professionally trained to help you with minor illnesses. Pharmacy opening hours may vary over the bank holiday weekend, make sure you check the opening hours of your local pharmacy in advance: https://www.england.nhs.uk/east-of-england/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-east-of-englands-work/pharmacy-information/.

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