Help us Help You be prepared for the bank holiday

Health leaders in North Yorkshire and York are encouraging residents to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and reminded which NHS services will be available.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) and out of hours GP services across North Yorkshire and York will remain open. However, to allow staff the opportunity to pay their respects with the nation, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on Monday 19 September.

By re-stocking medicine cabinets, knowing when your GP practice is open and planning ahead for repeat prescriptions, you can ensure you have everything you need ahead of the bank holiday weekend.


Some pharmacies will remain open over the holiday to ensure you can access services if necessary. From Thursday 15 September pharmacy bank holiday opening times will be published online, here:

You can order repeat medication using the NHS App, or through your GP practice, which may also have an online service.

GP appointments

If you need to access GP services during the bank holiday, out of hours appointments are available. In North Yorkshire and York, contact your GP practice or NHS 111 to book an out of hours appointment.

if you do have a pre booked appointment with your GP for the 19 September they will be in contact to re-schedule.

Cuts, burns, suspected fractures, and other minor ailments

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) can treat minor ailments such as cuts, burns and suspected fractures, with no appointment necessary.

Mental health advice

The Mental Health Advice and Support Line for North Yorkshire and York operational over the holiday weekend. Individuals over the age of 18, who require mental health support, can access the service by calling the Tees, Esk And Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust crisis service on 0800 0516171.

Dental treatment

If you need urgent dental treatment this bank holiday, use NHS 111 online (

Urgent medical advice

For urgent medical advice, please use the NHS 111 online service ( If you cannot get online, call 111. If you are in a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999.