Here's what's open during the Bank Holidays
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.
They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.
Pharmacies are open across the area during Bank Holidays; some are even open on Easter Sunday. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. You can dial 111 to find out which pharmacy is open.
Bank Holiday Monday in August (2019) Boots in St Ives town centre and Boots in Huntingdon town centre will be open from 10am until 4pm. Sainsbury's Pharmacy in Huntingdon town centre will open from 9am until 5pm with a 30 minute lunch break from 1pm. Tesco on Abbots Ripton Road in Huntingdon will also be open from 12 noon until 4pm.
Mental health – 111 option 2
There is a new First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.
The new service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIU)
Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat 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. Opening hours are as follows:
Peterborough MIIU - Thorpe Road,
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays (Good Friday and Easter Monday)
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm Saturday/Sunday: 8.30-6pm Easter Sunday/Bank holidays: 8.30-6pm
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm Saturday/Sunday: 9am-5pm Bank holidays: 9am-5pm Easter Sunday: 9am-5pm
North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech
Monday –Friday: 8.30-6pm Saturday/Sunday: closed
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.