NHS Services over Easter
The NHS is still here for you this weekend:
You can continue to get urgent care over the busy bank holiday – GPs are offering more appointments, including evenings and weekends, for people with urgent health needs. Most appointments will be by telephone or through video consultations, but face-to-face appointments are still offered if necessary. Many local pharmacies will be open this weekend and are able to help with minor medical problems – although their opening times may be different. Find your local pharmacy and check opening days and times, by searching ‘find a pharmacy’.
GP practices will let patients know how to access urgent medical help between 8 am and 8 pm, with contact information also available on practice websites. You can also visit 111online or call 111 at any time, where you will be asked some questions about symptoms if using the website, or by speaking to a fully trained advisor on the phone. Using 999 is for emergencies and should only be called if the situation is life-threatening.
Urgent mental health support is available in South West London over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
If you need urgent mental health care
- For Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton, or Wandsworth ring the 24/7 crisis line at South West London St George’s 0800 028 8000 – https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/patients-carers/crisis-support/mental-health-support-line
- For Croydon call South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1) https://www.slam.nhs.uk/patients-and-carers/crisis-support/
We will also be offering Covid-19 vaccination clinics across South West London providing 1st, 2nd, booster, and spring booster vaccinations along with vaccinations for 5-11-year-olds.
More information on these clinics including locations and opening hours can be found on our website at https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/.