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28.05.2021

Know your healthcare options this bank holiday weekend

People in Solihull are being encouraged to know their options for getting medical help this bank holiday weekend.

With GP practices being closed on Monday 31 May, it is important to know where people to seek help and advice when they need it.

Some GP practices may be offering a limited number of extended access appointments on 31 May, but these must be booked in advance by calling your practice as normal.

Options during the May bank holiday weekend:

Self-care – make sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home, so you can deal with minor injuries and ailments at home

Pharmacy – your local pharmacist can give you quick, confidential advice on lots of common illnesses, as well as over-the-counter medication. Find your nearest pharmacy open on the May bank holiday here.

NHS 111 – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, or not sure which NHS service you need, you can either call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk online 24 hours a day, seven days a week

GP practice extended access appointments – some practices will be offering limited appointments, but these must be booked in advance through your GP practice.

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