How to access health services over the August Bank Holiday

 How to access health services over the August Bank Holiday

If you are registered with a GP in Knowsley you will benefit from having health services open this Bank Holiday (Monday 26 August).

Accessing a GP

If you need to see a GP over the bank holiday weekend in Knowsley, you will be able access care through the Extended Access service.

To make an Extended Access appointment, you should call or visit your GP practice or, if your practice is closed, call NHS 111 and ask for an Extended Access appointment in Knowsley. You will not be seen if you turn up without an allocated appointment slot, arranged through your GP practice or NHS 111.


NHS walk-in centres

There are three walk-in centres in Knowsley, which are open 365 days a year and there is no need to make an appointment.

The normal opening hours for the walk-in centres in Knowsley are 8am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 9pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. Each of the walk-in centres will be open on Monday 26 August from 10am to 9pm.

The walk-in centres in Knowsley are:

       
  • Huyton NHS walk-in centre, Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton L36 6GA, 0151 244 3150.
  • Kirkby NHS walk-in centre, St Chads Clinic, St Chads Drive, Kirkby L32 8RE, 0151 244 3063.
  • Halewood NHS walk-in centre, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood L26 9UH, 0151 244 3532.



Pharmacy

We also recommend taking advantage of all the services available at your local pharmacy for any minor health-related concerns. Most pharmacies will have private consultation rooms where they can advise you on self-care treatments and give you advice on your medication.

Pharmacies that are open on Monday 26 August are:

 

Pharmacy

Address

Opening Times

ASDA Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 7TX

09:00 – 18:00

Boots, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

09:00 – 18:00

Kingsway Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 2QA

10:00 – 16:00

Kirkby Town Chemist, Kirkby.

L32 8RR

12:00 – 14:00

Tesco Pharmacy, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

09:00 – 18:00

 


NHS 111

If you’re unsure which service is right for you, ring NHS 111 to speak to a highly trained adviser who will assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

People in Knowsley can now access NHS 111 Online, making it easier to gain medical advice. The free service can be accessed at www.111.nhs.uk.

For any minor ailments such as colds, sprains and strains and a sore throat visit the www.selfcareforum.org for information on how you can treat these.

Dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical health emergency. The Samaritans operate a free to call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123 and then arrange to see a GP as soon as possible.

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences a life-threatening physical or mental health emergency. Let’s work together to keep emergency services, including A&E, free to those who really need it.