Christmas Opening Hours 2022

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Xmas from all at NHS Practitioner Health.

Our opening hours over Christmas are as below, Kindly note we are closed on bank holidays.

Please see opening hours during the festive period:

23rd December 2022 8am-4pm
24th December 2022 CLOSED
27th December 2022 CLOSED
28th December 2022 CLOSED
29th December 2022 9am-5pm
30th  December 2022 9am-5pm
31st December 2022 8am - 2pm
3rd January 2023 8am - 8pm

Royal Mail Strike Action and Christmas Break May Affect Prescription Delivery Times

We are endeavouring to get prescription requests sent out in the post as fast as possible, but please ensure you have left sufficient time to enable your request to be processed and sent through the post.

To protect your confidentiality, we are not on the electronic NHS spine and so cannot prescribe electronically and many pharmacies are not able to accept a scanned/faxed version of your script.

It may be possible to send urgent requests received after 12 noon on 21st December by Special Delivery and Royal Mail, but we cannot guarantee these will arrive before Christmas.

If you are due medicines during the strike or Christmas period and your prescription has not arrived, you may need to contact your surgery to arrange an emergency prescription that you can collect locally.

Please note that NHSPH does not offer a crisis service.

If you are in crisis or feel unsafe or at risk to yourself or others, then you should contact 111/999, your own GP or attend your nearest Emergency Department/A&E as soon as possible.

NHS PH does provide a free, confidential, anonymous text support service 24/7 and you can access this by texting "NHSPH" to 85258.

The Samaritans: 0161 236 8000 (local call charges apply) or 116 123 (free to call) can also be provide confidential support and are open 24 hours a day.

Staying safe support: