Where can I get help May Bank Holiday?

What if my GP is closed?

If you become unwell over the May bank holidays you don’t need to worry, you can still get advice and treatment from the NHS – even when your GP is closed. Find out what NHS services are available over bank holidays here.


Accessing a GP

If you need urgent advice or treatment from a health professional but it’s not a 999 emergency, you can still see a local GP out of hours service by calling NHS 111 – including over evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

You can ring NHS 111 free of cost at any time for urgent medical advice, or for more information on where to get treatment out of hours if you’re not sure where to go.


NHS Walk-in Centres

The city’s local NHS Walk-in Centres will also be open from 8am – 8pm every day throughout the May bank holidays, offering treatment and advice for a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses such as stomach upsets and vomiting, infections, rashes, cuts, bumps and falls, minor sprains, breaks or burns, coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms.

They can also provide emergency contraception or X-rays if needed too. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in. You can find your nearest location and opening times here.

If you live in the neighbouring areas of Knowsley or Sefton, you can find you local walk in centre opening times here.


Using a local pharmacist

Don’t forget that you can also visit a local pharmacist for free, confidential advice on self-care and the best medicines for treating minor conditions or symptoms yourself at home.

If you take medicine on a regular basis to help manage a long-term condition like high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma, make sure you check that you have enough medication left to last you through the long bank holiday weekend too. Don’t risk being caught short over the May bank holidays, when your GP practice will be closed.

You can find a full list of pharmacy opening times in Liverpool over the May Bank Holiday periods here.