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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

Good Friday

14th April 17

Easter Sunday

16th April 17

Easter Monday

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