Health services over the bank holiday

Published on: Friday 24 May 2019

To see a GP over the bank holiday please call your practice, if your practice is closed call NHS 111 and you will be directed to one of two local hubs which offer evening and weekend appointments all year round.

Urgent care centres are also open 24 hours a day over the bank holiday. They offer treatment for urgent minor illnesses and injuries and patients can be seen without an appointment. In a life-threatening emergency visit A&E or call 999. Accident & emergency departments and 999 are for serious or life-threatening emergencies.

If you or someone close to you are feeling down or need urgent help

If you want to talk to someone about how you are feeling, the Grenfell NHS outreach team is open every day, including bank holidays from 9am to 8pm, and at night from 10pm to 7am. They can be called on 020 8962 4393 at any time.

If you or a loved one requires urgent emotional wellbeing support, please contact the specialist health line 24/7 on 0800 0234 650 or email any day, any time, including weekends and bank holidays. Just tell the call handler you’ve been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire and they will make sure you are referred quickly to the right service.

Not everyone needs specialist emotional health support – for some people, practical help is needed, and others just need someone to talk to.

The Samaritans are also always available to call confidentially, 24/7 free on 116 123.