Knowing the right place for medical help over this Spring bank holiday weekend can help you get the treatment you need faster.
your medication ahead of time to ensure that you have enough to last you over the bank holiday weekend. Some local pharmacies near you will also be open on the Monday bank holiday. You can find the opening hours of your local pharmacies on the NHS website.
If you live in Tower Hamlets and you need help with minor injuries and illnesses, you can get an appointment with a GP through our GP Extended Hours Hubs and Urgent Treatment Centre, which will be open as normal on bank holiday Monday (31 May). Out of hours appointments are available weekday evenings between 6.30pm and 10pm, and between 8am and 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays, including during the bank holiday weekend. These appointments can be booked by calling your own GP practice as usual during working hours or by calling 111 out of hours.
NHS 111 can make direct appointments online, by phone, or face-to-face with a variety of health services, including our Urgent Treatment Centre, specialised mental health crisis services, dental services, and pharmacists for urgent repeat prescriptions and advice. If needed, an ambulance can also be despatched.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get help from NHS 111, you can:
- go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only).
- call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone (all ages).