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Date: 20 October 2017
GPs in Havering are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the summer bank holiday weekend.
The long weekend is a great time for relaxing but if you get injured or you become ill unexpectedly, the NHS is still on hand. Even on bank holiday Monday appointments are available with local GPs through our GP hubs.
By choosing the right place for treatment and advice, you will get the help you need more quickly. You will also be keeping your local A&E free to treat those with the most serious or life threatening illnesses or injuries.
People who require health services over the bank holiday weekend have a number of options:
Dr Atul Aggarwal, a local GP and chair of Havering Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “If you do get ill over the bank holiday weekend, there are lots of ways that you can get the care you need. No one wants to spend their bank holiday sitting in A&E and you don’t need to, there are quicker, easier ways to get treatment, or to be seen by a nurse or doctor.
“Going to the right place for your condition ensures that you receive the help you require as quickly as possible, and it also helps to free up A&E for people with life threatening injuries and illnesses.”