The NHS is here to help you this May Bank Holiday

28 May 2021

During the bank holiday weekend, health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding people that the NHS is still here for them.

Some GP practices will be closed on Monday 31 May, so other NHS services are available over the Bank Holiday to ensure we all get the care we need.

If you are unwell and you are not sure what to do contact NHS 111 online at: 111.nhs.uk or call 111 free from a landline or your mobile phone.

A trained NHS 111 professional will be able to assess you and, if you should need it, book a time slot at an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to make sure you can be seen safely. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have a minor illness such as a sore throat, tummy trouble or an ache or pain your local pharmacy can offer you clinical advice and over-the-counter treatments.

Some community pharmacies will be open on Monday 31 May - to check opening times 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, 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 that do not need emergency treatment. For opening hours, please visit the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust website.

For patients who may need a blood test, please note that the community phlebotomy booking line will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

For life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, call 999 straight away.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell you must stay at home and book a test online as soon as possible.

If you have problems, or cannot use the online service, call 119. You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result and only leave your home to have a test. For more coronavirus advice, visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

Page last updated 28 May 2021