Healthcare this Christmas!

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Before you start visiting friends and family, singing Christmas carols and eating too many mince pies, make sure you know what NHS services will be open this festive period in our handy holiday guide.

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Many services are closed on the Bank Holidays and those that are open may have different opening times. Our Christmas guide has all the opening times laid out for you so you know exactly where and when you can go.

There’s information on what pharmacies are open and when, and details on extra GP and nurse appointments available at the Thurrock Health Hubs. There will also be a GP at Orsett MIU throughout the Christmas expect Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

There’s also contact information for services in Thurrock, including mental health services for adults and children and a 24-hour, emergency contact number for Samaritans for anyone feeling distressed.

Remember if you need urgent help but you are not sure where to go or what to do, you can get extra support by calling NHS 111 or visiting

Hopefully, your Christmas will go off without a hitch, but if you do need some help, make sure you have our guide at hand.

Click on the links below to download the guide and please feel free to share with friends and family: