If you have an urgent need, that can’t wait till the next working day, it’s still possible to speak to a GP in the evening, at weekends and on Bank Holidays. If you call your GP practice outside of office hours, you will hear a recorded message, with details of how to get in touch with a GP. This may be through contacting NHS 111.
The 111 online service offers patients quick advice and the best options for getting the care they need, including getting a call back from a trained clinician or nurse, booking them an appointment in A&E, or providing advice on how to help them recover.
With the Bank Holiday coming up, make sure that you check that you’ve got enough of your medication left – it can take a couple of days for a repeat prescription to come through and you don’t want to run out. You can use the NHS App to put in a request for a repeat prescription; or check your GP practice website for details of how to order a repeat prescription.
For help and advice on a range of health issues, high-street pharmacies can provide expert advice. Search on-line for Find a Pharmacy for your nearest 24-hour or out of hours pharmacy service.