COVID-19 Easter opening information
Doctor surgeries and pharmacies to open over Easter
The majority of GP practices and pharmacies have volunteered to put in extra hours over Easter as they continue to rise to the unprecedented demands of fighting Coronavirus.
Many doctor surgeries are open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, with some also open on the Saturday and Easter Sunday.
It’s the same with pharmacies, who have volunteered to be added to the Easter rota.
Not all (GPs and pharmacies) are able to do so because self-isolation is impacting on staffing levels.
Some who are planning to be open may have to change their plans at the last minute for the same reason.
If you need a doctor over the weekend, please telephone your surgery as normal. They will have their up to date opening times on any recorded messages.
The standard opening times (though these are all subject to change) are:
Good Friday 08:00 – 18:30
Saturday 08:00 – 13:15
Sunday 08:00 – 13.15
Easter Mon 08:00 – 18:30
We would also like to thank ALL of our Primary Care teams for the services they are providing during this unique time.
If your GP practice or pharmacy is closed then please contact 111 as normal.
Please keep checking back on this page for the latest information. Thank you.
GPs now work alongside a wide range of health professionals in local surgeries and purpose-built health centres. These include practice and district nurses, children's services, pharmacists and mental health professionals.
You don't always need to see your GP. Your surgery may recommend you see another health professional who is better suited to deal with your issue.
If you require a blood test, your GP surgery may do it or you may be referred to one of our clinics. See this page for more details.
Our goal is to help you stay in your own home and in your community for as long as possible because we know this is not only better for your physical health, particularly if you are elderly, but also your mental well being.
Hospital is reserved as somewhere patients only go when absolutely necessary.
Outside of surgery opening times, contact 111 for the GP out-of-hours service.
Pharmacies/chemists can also provide some prescription-only treatments under the Common Ailments Scheme. See this page for more details.