North Londoners are being asked to use NHS services wisely

Date: 31 December 2020

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The NHS in London will be extremely busy this Bank Holiday weekend, but help is available for those who need urgent care.

With coronavirus cases rising in the capital, Londoners are being asked only to use 999 and A&E for serious and life-threatening emergencies, with more GP appointments - including evenings and weekends – now available for people with other health needs.

Most consultations will be by telephone or through video call, with face-to-face appointments offered if necessary. Patients who are assessed to have urgent health needs will be able to get same-day care from a GP or practice nurse thanks to an increase in appointment availability during this busy period. 

For urgent care from a GP this Bank Holiday, patients should ring their own GP practice or check its website, where information will be provided on how to get help.

Patients can also contact NHS 111 online or by phone, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including concerns about coronavirus symptoms. 111 is a free service, staffed by trained advisers who can direct patients to the right care – whether that’s with a GP; a pre-booked appointment in A&E; or advice on how to manage minor conditions at home.

People living in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey experiencing a mental health crisis can also call our 24/7 crisis telephone service on 0800 151 0023 to get help and advice. 

  • Summary:

    The NHS in London will be extremely busy this Bank Holiday weekend, but help is available for those who need urgent care.