May Bank Holiday 2019

May Bank Holiday 2019

Take care of yourself during the May bank holiday 

As people make plans for the May bank holiday weekend, the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraging local residents to also be prepared in case of any accidents or minor ailments.  

GP practices will be closed on the bank holiday Monday (27 May) but there are several other ways for you to access medical help during this time, if you need it.     

 Being aware of how to treat minor ailments such as burns, cuts and coughs and ensuring you have all the supplies to do so means you can get back to enjoying the bank holiday quicker.  

 Dr Rowan Sil, local GP said: “One of the ways to take care of yourself this bank holiday weekend is to make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked for minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and sore throats. As GP practices won’t be open as much as usual, self-care is the best way to deal with any common health concerns you may have during the long weekend. 

 “If you need any further advice, I would recommend calling NHS 111 or visiting your local pharmacy. Both of these services are excellent options for dealing with any non-urgent medical concerns.” 

Most pharmacies have consultation rooms where they can advise you on self-care treatments and give you advice on your medication. Pharmacists can also advise you check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose, amongst many other things. 

You can also see a full list of pharmacy opening hours over Bank Holiday across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

You can call NHS111 to speak with a highly trained adviser who will assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.  

You can also visit 111.nhs.uk to get medical advice on where and when to get help.

Walk in services available in Leicestershire County and Rutland:

Loughborough Urgent Care Centre

Open 24 / 7 including bank holidays

Hospital Way

Loughborough, LE11 5JY

Melton Mowbray Urgent Care Centre

Weekdays 6.30pm – 9pm,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 7pm

Melton Mowbray Hospital

Thorpe Road

Melton Mowbray, LE13 1SJ

Melton Mowbray Minor Injuries Service

Weekdays 8.30am – 6.30pm excluding bank holidays

This service is based at:

Latham House Medical Practice Leicester,

Sage Cross Street,

Melton Mowbray,


LE13 1NX

Oadby Walk-In Centre

Weekdays 8am – 9pm,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 8am – 8pm

Oadby Urgent Care Centre

18 The Parade Oadby, LE2 5BJ

Market Harborough Urgent Care Centre

Weekdays 6.30pm – 9pm,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 7pm

St Luke’s Treatment Centre

33 Leicester Road, Market Harborough LE16 7BN

Market Harborough Minor Injuries Service

Weekdays 8.30am – 6.30pm* excluding bank holidays

*X-ray shuts at 5.00pm

Oakham Urgent Care Centre

Weekdays 6.30pm – 9pm,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 7pm

Rutland Memorial Hospital

Cold Overton Road


Rutland, LE15 6NT

Oakham Minor Injuries Service


Weekdays 8.30am – 5.00pm excluding bank holidays


Lutterworth Urgent Care Centre

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 7pm

Lutterworth Fielding Palmer Hospital, Lutterworth, Gilmorton Rd, Lutterworth, LE17 4DZ

Enderby Urgent Care Centre

Weekdays 6.30pm – 9pm,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 7pm

Enderby Leisure Centre, Enderby, LE19 4LX