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Seasonal Information

May Bank Holiday

Where to get medical help over the Bank Holiday weekend

There are a wide range of NHS services on offer over the May bank holiday weekends.

If you need medical help that isn't an emergency or life-threatening, here’s what is available locally.


NHS 111

For urgent medical help, go straight to NHS 111. You can either call 111 or go online at  You will be asked questions about your main symptom and directed to NHS services and medical help near you. NHS 111 is open 24/7, 365 days a year.


Pharmacies are open across both of the May Bank Holiday weekends. Click HERE for local opening hours.  Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication.


Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIU)

Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. No appointment necessary, opening hours are as follows:

  • Peterborough MIIU

City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB

Tel: 01733 847090

Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm

Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays

  • Ely MIU

Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN

Tel: 01353 656675

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 8.30-6pm

Bank holidays: 8.30-6pm

  • Doddington MIU

Doddington Community Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0UG

Tel: 01354 637078

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9am-5pm

Bank holidays: 9am-5pm

  • Wisbech MIU

North Cambridgeshire Hospital, The Park, Wisbech, PE13 3AB

Tel: 01945 468787

Monday –Friday: 8.30-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: closed

Bank Holidays: closed


Mental health services

  • 111 option 2

The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.

The service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. provides a wide range of information on wellbeing and mental health for adults and children in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It includes information on local services, self-help resources and general information on wellbeing and mental health.

For advice and guidance on general health and wellbeing visit


Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

For urgent dental care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.

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