NHS Kingston

Health support over the May bank holidays

Health support over the May bank holidays
04 May 2018

Residents in Kingston are being encouraged to get ready for a happy healthy May bank holidays. 


GP appointments available every day

GP appointments in Kingston will be available over the long bank-holiday weekend offering both urgent and same-day pre-bookable appointments for registered patients from 8am to 8pm every day. 

To make the appointment call your GP surgery or call NHS 111. NHS 111 is free to call and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 


Find your local pharmacy

Many of Kingston’s local pharmacies will also be open. Full details of opening hours in the borough and around London can be found in the download on the right hand side of this page.   


Your local pharmacy is a great source of expert advice for a wide range of minor illnesses including coughs, colds and sore throats and you won’t need an appointment.


Order a repeat prescription now 

Residents who regularly take prescription medications should check they have enough to last over the long weekends. Running out of daily medication can have serious consequences for patients, especially those who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.

Anyone who regularly orders a repeat prescription should order it at least a week before their medication is due to run out. It can take 48 hours to process a repeat prescription under normal circumstances and even longer during extremely busy periods such as the lead up to a bank holiday.


Enjoy the bank holidays with this checklist.

  • Stock up your medicine cabinet, so that you have self-help medicines such as a first aid kit, paracetamol, thermometer, suncream and aftersun cream.
  • If you have a regular prescription, make sure you have enough to last you until your GP practice opens again.
  • If you need help when your GP practice is closed, and it’s not a 999 emergency, you can call NHS 111. This service is available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
  • If your condition is serious or a life threatening emergency, always dial 999 immediately or go to your nearest A&E department.
  • Visit the NHS Choiceswebsite or NHS 111 for further information.


If you need medical help fast, but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call NHS111. In a life threatening emergency, dial 999 or go to A&E.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

NHS 111 NHS Choices