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May Bank Holiday health advice and pharmacy opening times

Advice about access to healthcare over the 28 May Bank Holiday is available here.

GP practices will be closed on the Bank Holiday across Reading, Wokingham and Newbury so patients should ensure that they have sufficient medication to cover them over the holiday period and ensure that any request for repeat prescriptions are made as early as possible.

Urgent medical advice throughout the periods when practices are closed should be via NHS 111 or in the case of a life threatening emergency, via 999.

Urgent Care facilities will be open throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend - further details are available here.

People can also seek medical advice from their local pharmacies, some of which will be operating on restricted opening hours over the bank holiday. The Berkshire pharmacy opening times for the May Bank Holiday are available here.

If you are unsure which service you need, you can call NHS 111 for free, 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice. You will be able to speak to a health care professional who can give you advice and advise the right service for you.

To help ensure the NHS delivers an effective service for all over Bank Holiday, people should only visit A&E or call 999 for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

If you need medical help and are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 for help and advice. They are available 24 hours a day.