Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2018

Day Time
Thurs 20th Dec Normal hours (08:00-19:00 *)
Last day to order repeat prescriptions
Fri 21st Dec Normal hours (08:00-18:15)
Sat 22nd Dec Normal hours (08:00-10:30 *)
Sun 23rd Dec CLOSED
Mon 24th Dec Normal hours (08:00-18:15)
Tues 25th Dec CLOSED
Wed 26th Dec CLOSED
Thurs 27th Dec Normal hours (08:00-19:00 *)
Last day to order repeat prescriptions
Fri 28th Dec Normal hours (08:20-18:15)
Sat 29th Dec Normal hours (08:00-10:30 *)
Sun 30th Dec CLOSED
Mon 31st Dec Normal hours (08:20-18:15)
Tues 1st Jan CLOSED
Wed 2nd Jan Normal hours (08:00-13:00,14:00-18:15)

* Castlegate Surgery operates an extended hours service for pre-booked appointments on Thursday evening with a GP and pre-booked nurse appointments every Saturday morning.
Please note: the telephone lines are not open to the surgery from 6:30pm Friday through to 8:00am Monday, this includes our late night surgery and Saturday surgery.

Out of hours

Please call NHS 111 for all medical advice or 999 for emergencies.

Prescriptions

Please note the last day to order prescriptions before Christmas is Thursday 20th December and the last day before New Year is Thursday 27th December.

Pharmacies

View the pharmacy opening hours here.

Stay well this Winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.

People who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.

To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:

  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Get any repeat prescriptions filled in advance as many surgeries and pharmacies close over Christmas
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information