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NHS help over the upcoming May bank holiday weekend

Updated: 6 days ago

Some GP surgeries and pharmacies will be closed over the long weekend and opening hours of other NHS services may vary. The information below will help you find the support you may this coming bank holiday weekend.


Please note that the details below are correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change.

We strongly advise contacting the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you require.

You can also use the NHS Pharmacy Finder to find an open pharmacy near you:

Get medical help with NHS 111

NHS 111 can also be used for less-urgent health concerns to get advice and information based on their individual specific symptoms.

The service is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and bank holidays, and can be reached online at or over the phone by calling 119.

Reading Urgent Care Centre

You can visit the Urgent Care Centre for quick and easy access to healthcare if you have an urgent medical need and treatment for minor illnesses. Please note the centre can not treat injuries.

The centre is open 8:00 am-8:00 pm 7 days a week, including bank holidays.

Address: 1st Floor, 103-105 Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QA

For more information, please visit the website here. 

In an emergency

People experiencing a genuine, life-threatening health emergency, such as heavy bleeding, significant chest pain or loss of consciousness should seek help straight away by calling 999 or by visiting the nearest hospital emergency department.


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