Patients in Nottinghamshire will have access to GP services over Christmas and New Year.
Over the festive period, many GP practices will be continuing to focus on the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations however patients can continue to contact their practice during opening hours (8am to 6.30pm) to arrange an appointment if they have an urgent health concern.
To prioritise patient safety, patients will be offered a telephone or video consultation and may be invited into their practice where necessary. For repeat prescriptions, patients can contact their practice or use the NHS app.
There are also many other services available during the festive period:
- Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.
- Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes. Please note your local pharmacy may be open at different times during the festive period, please click here to see pharmacy opening times.
- NHS 111 – You can also access 111 online or via the telephone for medical support and advice. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate.
In an emergency, please call 999.
On Bank Holidays – Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday (27, 28 December and 3 January), patients can call NHS 111 for advice and support. If NHS 111 determine that a patient needs to speak to or see a GP they can arrange this. For advice about Covid-19, patients can visit: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19