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Details of health services in Harlow on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Health / Fri 16th Sep 2022 am30 11:44am

AS final preparations are made to mark the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, people in Hertfordshire and west Essex are reminded to plan ahead with their medicines needs for the bank holiday Monday and to visit www.nhs.uk first in the event medical advice is needed.

Many GP surgeries, dentists or pharmacy services will either close or change their opening hours on bank holiday Monday.

Residents who require access to urgent services for conditions (that cannot wait until normal services resume on 20 September) can access out of hours GP access hubs, or call NHS 111 for advice or to be directed to the most appropriate local service.

A list of pharmacies open on the bank holiday can be found online at https://www.england.nhs.uk/east-of-england/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-east-of-englands-work/pharmacy-information/ If you rely on repeat medication then plan ahead to ensure you have everything you need ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Patients who have pre booked appointments with their GP surgery on Monday 19 September will be contacted directly by their practice to make alternative arrangements where needed.

People who have booked their Covid autumn booster vaccination for Monday 19 September will receive a text reminder message 48 hrs before the appointment. If sites have cancelled appointments for that day, people will receive a cancellation and given the opportunity to re-book a new appointment. If their chosen site is still operating that date, people will be given the option of rescheduling if they would prefer not to attend. Visit our website to find available sessions coming up at https://hertsandwestessexics.org.uk/covid-19

Health advice and information is available from the NHS App, NHS website and your local GP practice website.

People may also consider having at home a small stock of basic medicines in case needed for minor illness or injury. These may include pain killers, antihistamines, cold and flu remedies, anti-diarrhoea and indigestion relief. Ask your local pharmacist for advice on what medicines you should keep at home.

The NHS website – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Find information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, healthy living, medicines and how to get help.

Harlow Leisurezone is still open and vaccinating.

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