Don’t panic this May Day bank holiday, help is at hand

29-04-2015

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NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to remind local people of how they can access health care over the May Day bank holiday.

Most GP surgeries will be closed over the bank holiday period but there is still help and advice available if you, or someone you know, become unwell.

  • Self-care: use over the counter remedies to treat coughs, colds and stomach upsets.
  • Pharmacy: visit your local pharmacist, they can offer free advice on illnesses and advise which medicines to take; no appointment is needed.
  • Minor Ailments Scheme: if you do not pay for prescriptions or for children under 16 years old, your local pharmacist may be able to prescribe medicines free-of-charge without you having to see a Doctor. Ask at your local pharmacy for further details.
  • NHS 111: for non-emergencies call 111, free from landlines or mobiles, for quick medical advice.  
  • Bransholme Health Centre Minor Injuries Unit (MIU): The MIU based at Bransholme Health Centre will be open from 9am – 8pm over the bank holiday weekend for injuries such as cuts, bites, sprains and scalds; no appointment necessary.
  •  GP Walk in centre: Story Street Medical Practice will be open to registered and unregistered patients with or without an appointment, from 8am – 8pm over the bank holiday weekend.

To find out pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday period visit the NHS Hull CCG website: http://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/pages/bank-holiday-pharmacy-opening-times

Finally, calling 999 or visiting the Emergency Department should only be considered in emergencies and life-threatening situations such as, but not exclusively: loss of consciousness, acute confused state, fits, chest pain, breathing difficulties and severe bleeding. If you require emergency treatment call 999 or visit the Emergency Department immediately. 

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