GPs across Sefton are letting residents know how they can get support and medical advice over the May bank holiday weekend (May 1-May 3) should they need it.
Dr Pete Chamberlain, GP and chair of NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “The NHS is here for people that need it. If you or anyone you care for is unwell over the bank holiday weekend, local health services are still available.”
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. In addition, people are being reminded to order their repeat prescriptions on time to ensure they have the medication they need.
Dr Chamberlain added: “If you do need medication for a long-term condition don’t leave it too late to order your repeat prescription. Your local pharmacy can also offer you expert advice on a wide range of everyday health concerns if you or a loved one needs it. You can also find trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions on NHS.uk and the NHS app which provides secure access to a range of NHS services.”
Local pharmacies, walk in centres and seven-day GP services will be available to see patients, but people are being asked to check opening times and whether they need to book an appointment before they go. For detailed information on health services including pharmacy times over the weekend, visit southseftonccg.nhs.uk check @NHSSSCCG on Twitter, or ring NHS 111.