Accessing Health Services over the Bank Holiday Weekend.



Your Guide to health services in south east Essex over the summer Bank Holiday


GP opening hours


You can access the out-of-hours GP service by calling 111 between 6.30pm and 8am weekdays and all day at weekends or bank holidays. 


GP and nurse appointments over the bank holiday weekend


GP and nurse appointments on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays can be booked via your own GP practice during normal business hours, or by calling one of the numbers below on the day. Local hubs are open as follows:


Patients registered with a practice in Castle Point and Rochford:


Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday, 9am to 3pm


  • Audley Mills Surgery, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF 01268 740501
  • Hawkesbury Road Surgery, 1A Hawkesbury Road, Canvey SS8 0EX 01268 682303


Patients registered with a practice in Southend:


Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday, 9am to 3pm


  • Queensway Surgery, 75 Queensway, Southend SS1 2AB 01702 742102 


Please do not visit your GP practice or one of the hubs unless invited to do so.


Make the most of your pharmacist



Many pharmacies will be closed on Monday (31 August). You can find out which are open and when by checking out this schedule from NHS England.


Mental Health and Wellbeing


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can get immediate support and advice by calling 111 and selecting option 2. You will be connected to EPUT’s contact centre where trained staff will provide appropriate support and advice 24 hours a day.


If you need someone to talk to who will listen to you without judgement, you can also call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123. The line is free and open 24/7.


Emergency Services


If you have a serious or life-threatening injury, emergency services are open 24/7 so please get in contact by phoning 999.


Coronavirus – staying alert and safe


The coronavirus hasn’t gone away and we need to remain vigilant by following the national guidance. Although many restrictions have been lifted, there are still some rules and guidelines in place which we should all follow. These include:


  • Washing your hands regularly, especially when returning or leaving your home and whenever you come into contact with objects or people from outside our household.
  • Social distancing wherever possible. This means staying 2 metres apart, and where this is not possible, to wear a face covering. You are required by law to wear a face covering in many indoor public places such as shops, places of worship, cinemas and many others.


For all the latest information and guidance, visit the or NHS websites:

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