Healthcare options over Christmas and New Year

A number of West Cheshire pharmacies are set to open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – when GP practices are closed.

Six West Cheshire pharmacies are set to open on Christmas Day, 14 on Boxing Day and 10 on New Year’s Day.

Routine GP and nurse appointments will be available on all three bank holidays via the General Practice Extended Hours service. To book an Extended Hours appointment call 0300 123 7743 or speak to your GP practice receptionist.

Extended Hours appointments are also available every weekend.

If you have a more pressing medical need, call NHS 111. Urgent GP appointments will be available via NHS 111 from 8am-8pm every day over the festive period excluding Christmas Day.

All West Cheshire GP practices are set to open as normal from Wednesday, December 27th to Friday, December 29th inclusive and from Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 onwards.

Dr Chris Ritchieson, the Clinical Chair of NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It is vital that a wide range of healthcare options are available for people in West Cheshire all year round – including on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

“It is also worth remembering that pharmacists are expert healthcare professionals who can provide specialist advice for a wide range of health conditions, and you don’t need to book an appointment to see them.”

Date added: 20/12/2017

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