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Guide to local NHS services available over Easter Bank Holiday


Local residents are being urged to use NHS services wisely and ensure they choose the right service for their illness or injury over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Our practice will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.


There will be a wide range of other local NHS services available during this time including:

  • NHS 111

Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.


They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone

  • GPs

When your GP practice is closed you can access the GP out-of-hours service by calling NHS 111.  The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the OOH GP service.

  • Pharmacies

Pharmacies are open across the area during Easter; some are even open on Easter Sunday. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Opening times for pharmacies can be found HERE or you can call NHS 111.

  • Minor Illness and Injury Units

Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. Opening hours are as follows:

  • Peterborough MIIU

Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm

Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays (Good Friday and Easter Monday)

  •  Mental Health – 111 option 2

The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis with the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2*.


The service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Click HERE for further information. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.


  • Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.

Additional Appointment Availability

We have the opportunity to offer patients additional appointments on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6.30pm-8pm during February and March to alleviate winter pressures in General Practice.

These appointments can be for a telephone or face to face consultation at Alconbury Surgery for patients from both Alconbury & Brampton.

Please phone reception to book an appointment or make an online booking through patient access.

Christmas Closures

Both Alconbury and Brampton Surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Please see our Out Of Hours page HERE for assistance.

Flu Day

Flu day 2017 will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017 8.30am - 12pm, Please see attached poster Flu day 2017


Lunchtime Closures

The Surgeries will close between 12.30 - 3pm to allow for staff training on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Friday 22nd December 2017

Afternoon Closures

The surgery will be closed for the full afternoon to allow for staff training on the following dates:

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Current Health Campaigns

Winter 2017

Stay Warm and Well this Winter Stay Warm and Well

Please click the link Stay Well This Winter for a useful information booklet

Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter

Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45*

You can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home with medicines, which you can easily buy at low cost from your local pharmacy.

So be prepared and stock up on winter essentials today:

  • pain relief (paracetamol)
  • cough and sore throat remedies
  • first aid kit
  • upset stomach treatment
  • rehydration treatment
  • heartburn and indigestion treatment
  •  Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed.  Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends. Click HERE to find a pharmacy near you. 
  • *£45 is the average cost for GP consultation time, cost of the medication, and dispensing fee.

Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources. 

Don't swallow up your NHS

Now’s the time to get your free flu jab! 

Local residents in at risk groups are being reminded to get their free flu jab.  Adults over 65; those with long term health conditions; children aged two to eight; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of flu.  Symptoms of flu can be very unpleasant and last for several weeks. It can lead to more serious complications like middle ear infections in children, and pneumonia or bronchitis for those with underlying health conditions, and in some cases it can be fatal.  

Flu is a highly contagious illness that spreads rapidly through the population.  It can cause serious complications for at risk groups, such as the elderly, expectant mothers and people with long term health conditions.

Although it’s not possible to know which strains of flu will circulate each winter, the flu vaccination is still the best protection against an unpredictable virus which can cause severe illness and deaths amongst vulnerable groups.

Vaccines are available between October 2017 and March 2018, so contact your GP or pharmacy now – it’s free because you need it. For more information visit


Please click the link Autumn Health campaign for the Autumn 2017 Health Campaign.  Advice on what to stock in your medicine cabinet can be found HERE


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