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Guide to local NHS services available over Christmas period in west essex

The West Essex Evening and Weekend GP Service is available for urgent appointments over the holidays
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The West Essex Evening and Weekend GP Service is available for urgent appointments over the holidays. To find out what is available please contact your GP practice.

Below is the timetable for the Evening and Weekend GP Service throughout the festive period. If you need to book, change or cancel an appointment when your normal GP Practice is closed over the festive period please ring 0300 303 7300 between these times:

Monday to Friday 08:00-21:30

Saturday and Sunday 08:00-20:00

NHS England consults on freeing up £136 million to boost frontline NHS care by curbing prescription costs

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NHS England has today launched a public consultation on proposals to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as dandruff shampoo and drops for tired eyes, freeing-up up to £136 million to expand other treatments for major conditions such as cancer and mental health problems.

West Essex Pharmacies Open on Christmas Bank Holiday 2017

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HS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to self-care where possible and to use the new Health help Now web site and app to get guidance and advice and to find the right service for their needs.

Residents in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford can access the site online at or download it from the App Store or Google Play.


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