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NHS is here to help you this Easter

Over Easter there are plenty of NHS services open in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help local residents with any medical concerns.
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Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and a local GP, said: “The NHS is here to help you this Easter, and you should continue to seek medical treatment if and when you need it.

“If you need urgent medical support that isn’t an emergency, please think 111 first - they will direct you to the right service for your illness or injury. If you need urgent care, NHS 111 can book you in to be seen quickly and safely. This could be with a GP, at an Urgent Treatment Centre or MIU, or even at A&E; whatever is the most appropriate care for you.” 

The vaccine programme will continue to run throughout April, with a large number of second dose vaccinations being delivered. 

Dr Gary Howsam added “If you have a vaccine appointment booked over the coming weeks, whether for your first or second dose, this will remain in place and it’s really important that you attend it as planned.”  

“If you are waiting to receive an appointment for your second dose, please do not contact the GP practice. You will be contacted when it is your turn.

“And whether you have had the vaccine or not, it’s crucial everyone continues to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.”

Here is what’s open in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over Easter Bank Holiday weekend:

NHS 111: If you need urgent medical support over the Easter weekend, think 111 First. NHS 111 is available on the phone and online 24/7 at 111.nhs.uk and will help you right away. And if you need urgent care, they will book you in to be seen quickly and safely. This could be with a GP, Urgent Treatment Centre or A&E.

Pharmacies: Can help with a range of things including hangovers, hayfever, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Pharmacies will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday with some pharmacies also open on Easter Sunday

Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC): Can help with a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings.  

  • Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB. Open every day from 8am to 8pm (X-ray services 8am – 8pm) 
  • Ely Minor Injury Unit, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN will be open every day from 8.30am – 6pm ( X-ray services 9am -5pm)
Mental Health services: If you are feeling worried about your mental health there are number of services available, from online support at www.keep-your-head.com to Lifeline helpline. If you are in a mental health crisis, you call 111 and select option 2 for urgent support with trained advisors.