Be prepared for bank holiday weekend, urge Suffolk GPs

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GPs in east and west Suffolk are reminding people that the right help is available to deal with injury and illness as the bank holiday weekend approaches.

Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group said: “By choosing the right health care option you will get treated more quickly and lessen the pressure on health staff over this busy weekend.

“Being prepared is the best option and could save a stressful dash to a pharmacy or an unnecessary trip to your hospital’s emergency department.”

Dr Mark Shenton, a GP in Stowmarket, said: “The Suffolk GP+ service is based in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds and will be open over the weekend and on the bank holiday Monday. If you need help fast and it’s not life-threatening then you should call NHS 111.”