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    Access to health services during Christmas and New Year


    A full list of Greater Manchester's community pharmacies which will be open is available on the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee's website here.

    Not all pharmacies are listed for holiday opening hours, although they may still be open. Patients are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary during the holiday period.

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    Seven day GP access
    Patients with a GP in Tameside or Glossop can now access GP appointments seven days a week.   
    Evening and weekend appointments are available as part of the seven day service, which aims to improve access to primary care services. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP in Tameside or Glossop and patients can book an appointment by contacting their own GP practice. Clinicians staffing the evening and weekend service will be able to access patients’ medical records, subject to the patient's consent.
    Accessing your GP practice
    You should contact your GP if you or a family member has a condition that you or your pharmacist cannot treat. Your GP practice has core opening hours of 8am – 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Your GP practice will be able to offer you a range of appointment options, including evening and weekend appointments based across five hubs.

    GP Out Of Hours
    If you need to seek urgent care or advice after 6.30pm on a weekday or over the weekend, you should call NHS 111 or go online 111.nhs.uk.

    Urgent Treatment Centre
    If you cannot get an appointment through your GP practice and want to see someone urgently you can visit the Urgent Treatment Centre (including walk-in) at the Tameside Hospital site. The centre is open 9am-9pm every day of the year.

    Urgent Dental Care
    A list of Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care contact numbers for in-hours and out-of-hours is available here
    Right Treatment Right Place
    Sometimes our urgent care services are not always used in the right way.  Each year we see an increase in the number of people visiting Accident and Emergency (A&E) when they could have received the help that they needed from their Pharmacist, GP or our Urgent Treatment Centre at the Tameside Hospital site.