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Services for you this Bank Holiday

Do you need help with your health this bank holiday?  Find out more about what health services are open on the bank holiday across Greater Manchester that can help you.

This includes:

  • NHS 111
  • GP services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Emergency dentist
  • Emergency eye services
  • Mental health crisis support
  • Information about services in your area if they have an additional local services

General Advice

If you take regular medication, check that you have enough to last over the bank holiday weekend. You can order your medication using the NHS app, or through your GP practice, which may also have an online service.

It’s always useful to have a basic self-care kit at home to manage the symptoms of minor health conditions. This can include painkillers, plasters, anti-diarrhoea tablets and anti-histamines, all of which can be bought from your local pharmacy or supermarket.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can give you support and advice if you have a health concern.  They can also help to arrange support from:

  • a GP – either your GP or the Out of Hours GP that will be open all bank holiday
  • Emergency dentist
  • Emergency prescriptions for essential medication

You can contact them both online at and on the telephone by ringing 111

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Your local pharmacy may be closed this bank holiday, but there will be a pharmacy open in your area.

There are even pharmacies open late in to the night and very early in the morning this bank holiday – although you may need to travel to find your nearest one.

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GP Services

Ring your GP practice for the number of your local OOH service, or contact NHS 111.

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Emergency dentist

If you don’t have a dentist, or your dentist is closed, and you need urgent treatment on your teeth, you can access the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service.

The service is open every day 8am-10pm.

You can use this service if you have severe swelling and pain that is getting worse, dental trauma (e.g. loss of tooth),  severe lockjaw or dental injuries/illnesses that will exacerbate a long term condition such as diabetes.

You can contact the Urgent Dental Service by telephoning 0333 3323800 or through NHS 111.

Mental Health

If you are worried or anxious about your mental health or feeling as though you are in a mental health crisis and need urgent support and help, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT have a 24/7 phone line: 0800 953 0285 ​

It is open all day and all night, every day of the year and is free of charge.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 999 or attend your local Emergency Department.

Military personnel, reservists and veterans requiring mental health support can refer themselves to Op COURAGE. For information on Op COURAGE and contact details, please visit

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If you have an urgent care need, please don’t wait. Reach out for help by contacting NHS 111

For patients aged 5 and over, you can use the website – just search ‘NHS 111 online’.

For patients of all ages, you can call 111 and speak to a trained professional who will make sure you get the care you need.

The Manchester Urgent Primary Care Hub will also be open from 8am – 8pm you can contact them by calling 0161 839 6227.

If someone’s condition is serious or a life-threatening emergency call 999 immediately or go to your nearest emergency department

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary, Upper Brook St, Manchester M13 9NZ
  • North Manchester General Hospital, 151 Delaunays Rd, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 5RB
  • Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT

If you need support from a GP over the bank holiday weekend, the GP Extended Hours Service will be open as well as NHS 111.

Ring 01942 482848 for the service.

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