News from our partners: Help is at the touch of a button this Bank Holiday Monday – just call NHS 111
News from our partners Shropshire Clinicial Commissioning Group (CCG)
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients that GP practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday weekend but that help and advice is still available via NHS 111 and local pharmacies.
GP practices across Shropshire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May 2019); however, there will be some appointments available under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. Patients can book one of these appointments through their local practice, but the appointment may be at another nearby surgery.
Pharmacies across Shropshire will also be operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday weekend, with full details available on the CCG’s website – shropshireccg.nhs.net
NHS 111 is also available – it is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7. Trained advisers will direct you to the help and care you need, including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is located.
Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said:
“GP practices will be closed over this Bank Holiday Weekend, but the NHS 111 service is available to everyone 24/7. The service directs patients to help and advice if they are unable to wait until the practices reopen.”
Shropshire CCG is responsible for the planning and commissioning (buying) of health and care services from a range of providers for the people of Shropshire. It also has a duty to monitor these services to ensure they provide a high level of care and are value for money.
It is a clinically led organisation with 41 GP Practices and it provides healthcare services for patients across the county registered with a local GP. The CCG buys a wide range of services and these include GP and primary care services through to hospital care as well as community services and mental health services.
The CCG’s Head Office is based at William Farr House in Shrewsbury.
For further information please call 01743 277500 and ask for the communications and engagement team or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.