Find out how to access NHS services over the bank holiday

NHS Derby and Derbyshire is urging the public to plan ahead, stay safe, and to use NHS services wisely ahead of the May bank holiday in order to get the right care in the best place.

The upcoming bank holiday falls on Monday 6th May:

The NHS is here to help you over the bank holiday – so make sure you know your services to get the care you need.

Community pharmacy services over the bank holiday

Some community pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday. Please check the NHS England website for pharmacy opening times and other useful information about accessing NHS services over the bank holiday period. Alternatively, you may wish to visit your pharmacy website or call them for more information.

GP hours over the bank holidays

GP practice services will largely be closed over the bank holiday. If you need medical advice, please contact NHS 111 through the online service

NHS 111 will be able to assess you and, if you should need it, book you a time slot at an Urgent Treatment Centre to make sure you can be seen safely. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Urgent Treatment Centres

The five Urgent Treatment Centres in Derby and Derbyshire are open over the bank holiday from 8am-8pm and can treat a range of urgent care needs, without the long waits at A&E. Urgent Treatment Centres can treat things like; broken bones, sprains, minor cuts and burns, minor head injuries and more.

They are located at: Derby UTC, Whitworth Hospital, Buxton Hospital, Ilkeston Hospital and Ripley Hospital.

If you are in a life-threatening situation

Please remember that if you have a medical emergency, such as a suspected heart attack, stroke, or other serious life-threatening condition, to call 999.