All GP practices will be closed on Monday 7th May. People will still be able to access GP care, whether this is for an urgent appointment or medical advice, by calling NHS 111.
Our three Urgent Care facilities will be open throughout the Bank Holiday period with walk-in services available for people at Bracknell Urgent Care Centre (BUCC), Slough Walk-In Centre (SWIC) and St Mark’s Urgent Care Centre (SMUCC) in Maidenhead. Here are their opening hours:
• BUCC is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays) - no change to opening times over Bank Holiday
• SWIC is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays) - no change to opening times over Bank Holiday
• St Mark's UCC is open 8:30am -5pm on weekdays / 8:30am – 1pm on weekends and Bank Holidays - no change to opening times over Bank Holiday
People may also seek medical advice from a number of local pharmacies, some of which will be operating on restricted opening hours on Monday 7th May. It is recommended that a small ‘first aid’ box and a supply of basic medication i.e. pain relief for adults and children etc. should be in place to support self-care throughout the year.
On Monday 7th May, all GP practices will be closed with people advised to use 111, walk-in centres or pharmacies if they need assistance.
All services will resume as normal from Tuesday 8th May with additional clinical capacity at the Extended GP hours Service again in place to help deal with any increased demand.
Those seeking professional online health information should consult the following useful websites:
: symptom checker, common conditions and topics, information leaflets, etc.
: clear medical information, definitions, likely causes, best treatments, self-help advice.
: A to Z of conditions and treatments, Live Well, Finding medical help locally.