Doctors in north east London are urging people to think before going to A&E over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend after more than 6,600 people went to A&E last bank holiday weekend (30 April to 2 May) in north east London.
A new news story published by NEL CCG highlights the fact that A&E departments and ambulance services are under immense pressure, and may not always be the right service to use. Many people can be treated safely and comfortably elsewhere, meaning people who need to be seen urgently for life-saving treatment can be seen quicker, especially if we see thousands of attendances in our A&Es again this coming four-day bank holiday weekend.
Please consider alternative ways of accessing urgent help, including visiting a local pharmacy for advice, booking an out-of-hours appointment with a GP or contacting NHS 111. All the information on how to seek urgent care is here.