Bank holiday NHS services

The information below is intended to help patients and the public plan ahead of bank holiday periods to stay as well as possible. A number of services reduce their opening hours over the bank holiday so it is important to know what services are available to meet your health and care needs.

You can watch a short video below of Dr David Crichton, Doncaster GP and Chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group who explains where you can access health and care services during a bank holiday.

Repeat medication

If you take regular medication, it is important to ensure you have enough before a bank holiday takes place.

Even if you don’t take regular prescribed medication from your GP, it is best to be prepared with essential medicines and supplies in case you get ill. Useful items include ibuprofen, paracetamol, plasters, thermometer and antiseptic cream.

It is important to order enough medication to last you during the bank holiday period. In the event that you do run out of prescribed medication, please contact the Same Day Health CentreGP out of hours service, your local pharmacist or NHS 111 who should be able to assist with an emergency supply.

Choose the right service

Choosing the right service for your health and care needs is something that everyone should take seriously. It is important that we all use and access the right services, appropriate for our health and care needs.

A number of services are available in Doncaster. During bank holiday periods, it is important to plan ahead and be mindful that some services such as local GP surgeries may not be open.

The Stay well all year leaflet is a handy guide that will help you determine the right health and support services bank holiday available over the bank holiday period.

Choose Well App

A handy and easy to use app gives local people advice when it’s best to use health services and where they can find them and uses GPS technology to signpost patients to nearby services by displaying the information on an interactive map.

A short video is available, providing a short summary of what the app can do and its features:

The App can be downloaded through the App Stores for both Apple and Android by searching ‘Choose Well Doncaster’.

Pharmacy opening times

A full list of pharmacy opening times is available below for Doncaster and Bassetlaw. These handy guide provides all the pharmacies in the area that are open over the bank holiday period.

Doncaster – Pharmacy Opening Times 26 August 2019

Bassetlaw – Pharmacy Opening Times 26 August 2019