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NHS Press Release - Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
22nd May 2019

20 May 2019

Help is at the touch of a button this Bank Holiday Monday – Just call NHS 111
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients that GP practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday weekend but that help and advice is still available via NHS 111 and local pharmacies.
GP practices across Shropshire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May); however there will be some appointments available under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. Patients can book one of these appointments through their local practice but the appointment may be at another nearby surgery.
Pharmacies across Shropshire will also be operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, with full details available on the CCG’s website (www.shropshireccg.nhs.net).
NHS 111 is also available - it is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7. Trained advisors will direct you to the help and care you need, including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is located.
Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “GP practices will be closed over this Bank Holiday Weekend, but the NHS 111 service is available to everyone 24/7. The service directs patients to help and advice if they are unable to wait until the practices reopen.”
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For more information please contact:
Rachael Jones, Communications and Engagement Specialist
NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Telephone: 01743 277515 ext 2035
E-mail: rachael.jones31@nhs.net

If you have an urgent media call outside normal office hours please call 01743 454907 and ask to be put through to the CCG director on call.

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