PRIMARY Care services across
County Durham will be available to patients over the VE Day, May
Anyone requiring medical care
will be able to access GP services by calling
NHS111 on Friday 8 May.
Dr Stewart Findlay, chief
officer, NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),
said: "The VE Day bank holiday will be a working day for the
"GP services will be open and
operating from seven hubs across County Durham, from 8am to 6pm on
Friday 8 May and over the weekend - in addition we also have out of
hours arrangements in place from Friday, 6pm, till Monday,
"Patients will be able to access
healthcare services by calling NHS111 for a
telephone assessment which will enable appointments to be
prioritised for those most in need."
All GP services across the
county have moved to total telephone triage, using on line and
video consultations. Patients are asked not to enter GP hubs for
any reason before the need for a face-to-face appointment being
Health advice is also available
to patients by completing an online (eConsult) form on their local
"It is very important to stress
that primary and community services remain available over the bank
holiday," added Dr Findlay.
"If anyone has any urgent health
concerns they should ring NHS111 as soon as possible and not ignore
Published 5th May
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