Coronavirus: News from our partners – Where to get medical help August Bank Holiday weekend
News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Telford and Wrekin CCG
Although GP practices are closed this Bank Holiday (Monday 31 August 2020), NHS services including GP appointments are available, say health leaders at Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG.
Different services are available, depending on the medical help required.
For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online at: https://www.nhs.uk/ or call 111, free from landlines and mobile phones. This service is available 24 hours a day, including Bank Holidays. Callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.
Pharmacies can also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times over the Bank Holiday, visit the NHS website.
The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Bridgnorth will be open as normal; however, the UTC in Whitchurch will be closed on the Bank Holiday.
For life threatening emergencies, contact 999.
Dr Julian Povey, Joint Chair of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said:
“The NHS is here for you if you need us. If you have any health concerns over the bank holiday and need advice, please use the 111 service or call 999 in a life-threatening medical emergency such as a stroke or heart attack.
“If you are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice.”
For more information, visit:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) useful links:
- Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
- NHS: Advice for everyone
- NHS: Advice for people at higher risk
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