As a mark of respect for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, GP practices in Stockport will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday,19 September.
The NHS remains open for you this bank holiday weekend, if you have an urgent care need, please don’t wait. Reach out for help by contacting NHS 111 online or call 111 for urgent medical help. The call is free and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If someone’s condition is serious or a life-threatening emergency call 999 immediately or go to your nearest emergency department.
Some local pharmacies may have different opening hours on the bank holiday, you can use the NHS Find a Pharmacy link to find your nearest open pharmacy.
If you take regular medication, check that you have enough to last over the bank holiday weekend. You can order your medication using the NHS app, or through your GP practice, which may also have an online service.
If you need urgent dental treatment this bank holiday, contact your regular dentist, but if this isn’t possible, use NHS 111 online for information about your local out-of-hours service.
It’s always useful to have a basic self-care kit at home to manage the symptoms of minor health conditions. This can include painkillers, plasters, anti-diarrhoea tablets and anti-histamines, all of which can be bought from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
People who have booked their Covid autumn booster vaccination for Monday, 19 September will receive a text reminder message 48 hours before the appointment. If vaccination sites have cancelled appointments for that day, people will receive a cancellation and given the opportunity to re-book a new appointment. If their chosen site is still operating on Monday, 19 September, people will be given the option of rescheduling if they would prefer not to attend.