NHS 111 Available Over August Bank Holiday

19 August 2019 2:21pm

Shropshire patients are reminded by NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that GP Practices will be closed over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (Monday, 26 August).

Pre-bookable routine GP appointments will be available under the Extended Access Service. These appointments can be booked at a patient’s local GP Practice where an appointment will be offered at a local GP hub when patients are not able to see their own GP.   

Pharmacies across Shropshire are also operating on a rota over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Click here for details of the pharmacy rota or by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including bank holidays.

Trained advisors can offer advice or direct you to the help you need, including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your Practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “As another Bank Holiday approaches, we are reminding patients that GP Practices will be closed on Monday, 26 August.

“Help and advice is readily available by just calling NHS 111. Advisors can offer help and advice over the phone, or they can direct you to appropriate services if you are unable to wait until your Practice reopens.”