NHS services and pharmacy opening hours for Easter 2022

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Over the Bank Holiday weekend, we are calling on residents in south east London to only use 999 and A&E in emergencies. The NHS remains very busy, but you can still get the care you need.

See below for a guide to our services.

For urgent health care 

  • If you require urgent medical care, please use the NHS 111 online service or call 111. 
  • If it is a life-threatening emergency, then call 999 
  • If you are told to go to hospital, then you must go. The NHS will help you get the care you need. 

For urgent mental health care  

  • Head to www.freeyourmind.co.uk for a range of services available to you in south east London, including phone lines for emergency help
  • If you live in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich you can contact Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 24h mental health crisis line on 0800 330 8590 or visit their website
  • If you live in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark you can contact South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 24h mental health crisis line on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1) or visit their website

For support from your local pharmacy

  • Bank Holidays can affect the opening hours of local pharmacies. Our guide provides the opening hours for pharmacies in London which have been asked to open over the Easter Holidays.
  • Please note that Saturday 16th April 2021 is not a bank holiday, however there will be some pharmacies who normally open who will be closed on this day.
  • If the pharmacy you would like to visit is not listed in our guide, then you can check their opening hours by searching at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy or by calling NHS 111.

If you think you need urgent dental treatment 

  • Call your dentist 
  • If you cannot contact your dentist, or you do not have one, use the NHS 111 online service or call if you cannot get online 
  • If an appointment is necessary, this will be arranged at an urgent dental care centre. 

If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms 

  • Stay at home and visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for health advice  
  • Do not go to your GP practice, pharmacy or A&E 
  • If your symptoms worsen, or you feel that you cannot manage at home, please visit the NHS111 online coronavirus service. Call 111 if you cannot get online or you’ve been told to do so. 

If you think you need advice from a GP 

  • GP services are available this Bank Holiday weekend 
  • Contact your practice online or by phone to be assessed 
  • If your practice is not open but an appointment is necessary, you will be advised of the next steps. Your appointment may be at another nearby service. 

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