Local people in Tameside and Glossop are being reminded that they can access a variety of healthcare services over the easter and May bank holidays
Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. People can speak with the pharmacist in confidence, in a private area, about even the most personal symptoms, and are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary over the bank holidays.
People should contact their GP if they or a family member has a condition that their pharmacist cannot treat. GP practices in Tameside and Glossop have core opening hours of 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, and they can also offer a range of appointment options, including evening and weekend appointments based across three hubs (Ashton, Glossop and Hyde).
If anyone needs to seek urgent care or advice, out of GP hours, after 6.30pm on a weekday or over the weekend, they should call NHS 111 or go online www.111.nhs.uk
Ashton Primary Care Centre is a walk-in-centre for local people unable to get a convenient appointment through their GP practice and for those who need to see someone urgently. Their opening hours are 8am to 8pm every day of the year.
It’s important that we look out for our vulnerable relatives and neighbours. If we know anyone over 65, with young children or who is living with a long term health condition, keep an eye on them and consider what help they may need.
A list of pharmacy opening times plus available health care services available over Christmas and New Year is on NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group’s website at https://www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/bankholiday
Pharmacy bank holiday opening hours
For more information please see Tameside and Glossop`s Clinical Commissioning Group`s advice using links below
Accessing healthcare during bank holidays