How to look after your health this Easter
Residents in Southwark are reminded that GP appointments are available every day over Easter, 8am to 8pm, through our extended primary care service.
This service aims to make it easier for patients in Southwark to access a GP or practice nurse at a time which suits them. It's delivered by our GP practices who work together to provide extra appointments in the daytime, evening and weekends from locations in the north and south of the borough
So if you need healthcare and your surgery is closed, you should contact the GP out-of-hours service (SELDOC) on 020 8693 9066 and they can refer you to the service, if it's right for you.
Most GP practices in Southwark will be closed over Easter (Friday 14-Monday 17 April), but the extended primary care service will be open throughout and can see patients needing urgent appointments who have been referred by the GP out-of-hours service (SELDOC).
Please be aware that the extended primary care service is not a walk-in service - an appointment must be booked for you in advance, so you do need to contact the GP out-of-hours service (SELDOC) first.
To manage your health over the holiday period, patients are also advised to stock up on medicines and healthcare essentials before the period of reduced GP opening hours begins. If you have regular prescribed medicine, make sure you have enough supplies to last over the holiday. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner beforehand if you need more to see you through.
Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Chair of NHS Southwark CCG, said: "Nobody wants to spend their Easter break worrying about getting ill, or with an unnecessary trip to A&E. With a bit of forward planning, you can help yourself by getting repeat prescriptions in to your practice in good time and making sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet. Remember, GP appointments are available every day to Southwark patients who need one urgently, so call the out of hours service before heading to A&E, where you are likely to be in for a long wait."
For non-urgent and common conditions, your local pharmacist, a qualified health professional, may be able to help. You won't need an appointment but check opening hours in the table below. For general advice, you can contact NHS 111 and in serious or life-threatening emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.
Easter opening times for Southwark pharmacies
| Pharmacy Name ||Address |
14th April 17
16th April 17
17th April 16
|Superdrug pharmacy ||Unit 4 Butterfly Walk SE5 8RW ||9:00am – 7:00pm ||Closed ||11:00am – 5:00pm |
|Superdrug pharmacy ||371-375 Walworth Road SE17 2AL ||9:00am – 6:00pm ||Closed ||Closed |
|Morrisons pharmacy ||Aylesham Centre, Rye Lane SE15 5EW ||9:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||9:00am – 5:00pm |
|Tesco instore pharmacy ||Old Kent Road SE1 5HG ||8:00am – 9:00pm ||Closed ||9:00am – 6:00pm |
|Superdrug pharmacy ||339 Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre SE1 6TB ||9:00am– 6:00pm ||Closed ||Closed |
|Lloyds pharmacy ||Guys Hospital SE1 9RT ||10:00am – 6:00pm ||9am - 9pm ||10:00am – 6:00pm |
|Tesco instore pharmacy ||Surrey Quays Shopping Ctre, Redriff Road SE16 2LL ||8:00am – 10:00pm ||Closed ||9:00am – 6:00pm |
|Lloyds pharmacy ||80 Dog Kennel Hill SE22 8AA ||9:00am – 7:00pm ||Closed ||9:00am – 7:00pm |
|Brockwell park pharmacy ||7 Half Moon Lane SE24 9JU ||10:00am – 5:00pm ||10am – 5pm ||10:00am – 5:00pm |
|Asda pharmacy ||Old Kent Road SE1 5AG ||9:00am – 6:00pm ||Closed ||9:00am – 6:00pm |
|Boots the chemist ||Unit 11-13, Surrey Quays Shopping Ctre SE16 7LL ||11:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||11:00am – 5:00pm |
|Boots the chemist ||289-291 Walworth Road SE17 2TG ||11:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||11:00am – 5:00pm |
|Boots the chemist ||333-334 Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre SE1 6TB ||11:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||11:00am – 5:00pm |
|Boots the chemist ||20 Rye Lane SE15 5BS ||11:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||11:00am – 5:00pm |
|Lloyds pharmacy ||43-45 Northcross Road SE22 9ET ||9:00am – 5:00pm ||Closed ||Closed |