GP appointments available over August bank holiday

Knowing the right place for medical help over this summer bank holiday weekend can help you get the treatment you need faster.

You can get an appointment with a GP from 8am to 8pm on the Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday, 30 August.

Out of hours GP appointments are also available every normal weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm and every weekend between 8am and 8pm.

If you live in the City of London, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest or Newham you can book these appointments by calling your own GP practice as usual during working hours or by calling 111 out of hours.

If you live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge you can book these appointments by calling the booking hotline on 020 3770 1888 (open from 8am to 8pm) or by calling 111 any time.

In these three boroughs you can also get help with minor injuries and illnesses at our community Urgent Treatment Centres at Barking Community Hospital and Harold Wood Polyclinic. These are open 8am to 9pm, seven days a week. You can call NHS 111 to book an appointment or walk in and wait to be seen. You do not need to be registered with a GP.

Covid-19 vaccinations will be taking place as normal on the bank holiday so if you have an appointment please attend. Many centres are also open for walk in jabs with no need to book: https://www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/where-to-get-vaccinated-in-north-east-london.htm

NHS 111 can also make direct appointments online, by phone or face-to-face with a variety of health services, including at A&E, Urgent Treatment Centres, specialised mental health crisis services, dental services and pharmacists for urgent repeat prescriptions and advice. If needed, an ambulance can also be despatched.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only).
  • call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone (all ages).

If you can, order enough medication to last you over the bank holiday weekend. However some community pharmacies will also be open on the bank holiday, you can check which and the opening hours on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy or in this document.