Guide to local NHS services available when we are closed
Local residents are being urged to use NHS services wisely and ensure they choose the right service for their illness or injury over bank holidays & weekends.
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
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 are open across the area during bank holidays. 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:
City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE13 6DB
Tel: 01733 847 090
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays
Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN
Tel: 01353 656675
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank holidays: 8.30-6pm
Doddington Community Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0UG
Tel: 01354 637078
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank holidays: 9am-5pm
North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech
North Cambridgeshire Hospital, The Park, Wisbech, PE13 3AB
Tel: 01945 468787
Monday –Friday: 8.30-6pm
Bank Holidays: closed
Mental Health – 111 option 2
The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis 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.
www.keep-your-head.com provides a wide range of information on wellbeing and mental health for adults and children in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It includes information on local services, self-help resources and general information on wellbeing and mental health.
For advice and guidance on general health and wellbeing visit www.nhs.uk
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
For urgent dental 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.
During the bank holiday closures you may be able to see a Doctor or a nurse at the GP Hub please see below
The GP hub is an out of hours service provided by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. They offer appointments in a nurse led clinic located at the North Brink Practice on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Patients should contact their own surgery to discuss if they are suitable for an appointment.