Monday, 19 September has been declared a national bank holiday to mark the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.
Your GP practice will be closed to allow staff and patients to pay their respects to Her Majesty with the rest of the nation.
To avoid any delays in getting your regular medicines, please order any repeat prescriptions you may need over the weekend as soon as possible. You can order repeat prescriptions through the NHS App or through your GP practice.
Urgent and emergency NHS services will still be there for you and your family’s needs during this day of mourning. This includes out of hours GP appointments, by calling NHS 111 with an urgent need first. If you need help or advice, please visit 111.nhs.uk. A number of pharmacies will also be open and we will publish details of locations and opening times as soon as they are available.
Remember, emergency services are extremely busy saving lives and you should only ring 999 or attend A&E in a medical emergency.
If you or a loved one have an emergency mental health need, please call the RDaSH Mental Health support (Crisis Team) on 0800 015 0211. They also have a text service for anyone unable to use the standard telephone line (i.e. deaf or hard of hearing); you can text 07918 372894.