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GPs and Pharmacies in Tower Hamlets are still here for you this bank holiday

Posted on: 1 May 2024

Knowing where to go for medical help over this May bank holiday weekend can help you get the treatment you need faster.

Please remember to order enough medication ahead of time to ensure that you have enough to last you throughout the bank holiday weekend. However, some community pharmacies will also be open on the bank holidays. You can check which ones and their opening hours on the NHS website as well as more information on how to order a repeat prescription.

GP appointments will be available through our GP Extended Hours Hubs and Urgent Treatment Centre, which will be open on bank holiday Monday (6 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.

If you live in Tower Hamlets, you can book these appointments by calling your own GP practice as usual during working hours or by calling 111 out of hours.

You can call NHS 111 to book an appointment or walk-in and wait to be seen. You do not need to be registered with a GP.

NHS 111 can also make direct appointments online, by phone, or face-to-face with a variety of health services, including at A&E, Urgent Treatment Centres, specialised mental health crisis services, dental services, and pharmacists for urgent repeat prescriptions and advice. If needed, an ambulance can also be dispatched.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to (for people aged 5 and over only).
  • call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone (all ages).