GPs across Sefton are reminding residents how they can get support and medical advice over the May bank holiday weekend (May1-May 3) should they need it.
People who need urgent NHS care across Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111, which is staffed by trained professionals and clinicians, who will direct people to the most appropriate health service.
Dr Rob Caudwell, GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “NHS 111 will advise you how to safely manage your condition at home, or direct you to the right health service for your needs, which may include a local walk-in centre, GP practice, pharmacy or hospital.
“If you are assessed as needing to attend a hospital, you will get a timed appointment at a hospital emergency department. In a medical emergency such as loss of consciousness, stroke or serious injury, you should always call 999.”
In addition, people are being reminded to order their repeat prescriptions on time to ensure they have the medication they need.
For detailed information on health services including pharmacy times over the weekend, visit southportformbyccg.nhs.uk
You can also check @NHSSFCCG on Twitter, or ring NHS 111.