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What NHS services are open over August bank holiday weekend

Here is what’s open in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over August Bank Holiday weekend:
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NHS 111: If you need urgent medical support over the Bank Holiday 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.

Emergency medical help: For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.

Pharmacies: Can help with a range of things including hangovers, hayfever, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Pharmacies will be open across the weekend with some pharmacies also open on Bank Holiday Monday.  

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 open 1pm - 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Doddington Minor Injury Unit, Benwick Rd, Doddington, March PE15 0UG will be open Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm (no x-ray) 

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. 

Dental services: If you need urgent dental treatment this bank holiday — the NHS is here for you. Call your dentist, or use the NHS 111 online service. They will be able to arrange an appointment if it's necessary: 111.nhs.uk