Help us help you this bank holiday

22 May 2024

NHS Kent and Medway is reminding patients where to go if they need medical help ahead of the bank holiday weekend and school half-term. 

It’s important to come forward with any health concerns if you are ill or injured, but you can help ease the pressure on the NHS by choosing the right service. 

Make sure you plan ahead and order any repeat prescriptions early, as GP practices and some pharmacies will be closed on the spring bank holiday (Monday, 27 May). 

Get advice from your pharmacist at the first sign of feeling ill – don’t wait for it to get more serious. Use our map to view bank holiday opening times. 

You can visit an urgent treatment centre if you have a suspected broken bone or fracture, a sprain or a strain, minor cut, burn or scald.

Patients can attend without an appointment if they have an urgent condition that needs to be seen on the same day. Find your nearest centre on our website

Be prepared for half-term 

Parents and carers are being encouraged to download the NHS toolkit for five to 11-year-olds.

The digital booklet has useful information about where to go for help, advice on common childhood health problems and items you should have at home. 

It also has information about vaccinations and looking after your child’s mental health.
Visit our website to download the NHS toolkit for primary school children. 

Get the right treatment when you need it. Visit

Knowing the right place to go can help you get the treatment you need faster this bank holiday.

Find information on NHS services at

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