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Medical help is available this May Bank Holiday

26 April 2021

Choose the most appropriate NHS service for medical help this Bank Holiday, and ensure you request any repeat prescriptions ahead of the weekend, urge health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

With some GP practices closed on Monday 3 May, residents are reminded that different NHS services are available over the Bank Holiday depending on your medical need.

For patients who need blood tests, the community phlebotomy booking line will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online at: or call 111 free from landlines and mobile phones. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, including bank holidays, and callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.

Pharmacies also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times on Bank Holiday Monday, please visit the NHS website.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are available in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch and treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, please visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and treat injuries which don’t need emergency treatment. For opening hours, please visit the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust website.

For life threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, contact 999.

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at for advice.

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Page last updated 26 April 2021