Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding residents and visitors where they can get expert medical treatment and access pharmacy services during the Spring bank holiday weekends.
Patients are advised to visit their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Pharmacists are fully qualified to advise you on the best course of action if you start to feel unwell.
As GP surgeries will be closed on May Day (Monday 2 May 2016) and Spring Bank Holiday (Monday 30 May 2016), patients should make sure they have enough of their stock of prescription medicines to cover the holiday period.
Call 111 if you need advice when your GP is closed. NHS 111 is the out-of-hours number.
Please remember A&E is for serious and life threatening injuries and conditions only.
You should call NHS 111 first if you need medical help and are not sure where to go. When you call NHS 111, a trained adviser will assess you and direct you to the right service for your needs.
Orsett Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is for minor illnesses and/or injury such as a scald or a sprain that doen't require an A&E visit but you can't wait for a GP referral. The MIU is open all Bank Holidays (Excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Find out more information on Orsett MIU here