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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.

Practice Management

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Melanie Gearing

Practice Manager Bsc DPCM


Jo-Anne Johnson


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Janet Street
Julie Barratt
Juliet Bowd
Sue Stevenson


Annerley Symes
Suzanne Challinor
Romana (Belle) Birch
Jacqueline Hancock
Alison Prytherch



Carol Lyon
Lesley Davies
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