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Christmas & New Year 2017 GP Opening times

Find out your local GP and Pharmacy Opening times this Christmas and New Year

This guide holds all the information you need to know about GP and pharmacy opening times over the festive period across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland including the Leicester City healthcare hubs.

​All GP practices will work to the following hours over the Christmas holiday and New Year period:

22nd December – 8am – 6.30pm

23rd December – closed

24th December – closed

25th December – closed

26th December – closed

27th December – 8am – 6.30pm

28th December – 8am – 6.30pm

29th December – 8am – 6.30pm

30th December – closed

31st December – closed

1st January – closed

2nd January – 8am – 6.30pm

In addition to this in Leicester city the four healthcare hubs will be open every day over the Christmas and New Year period, proving GP and nurse appointments for residents living in Leicester, already registered with a Leicester City GP Practice.

Merlyn Vaz Health & Social Care Centre, 1 Spinney Hill Road, Leicester, LE5 3GH

Monday to Friday – 8am – 8pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays – 8am – 8pm

Westcotes Health Centre: Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0LP

Monday to Friday – 8am – 8pm

Weekends and Bank holidays – 8am – 8pm

Belgrave Health Centre: 52 Brandon Street, Leicester, LE4 6AW

Monday to Friday – 6.30pm – 10pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays – 12pm – 8pm

Saffron Health: 612 Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TD

Monday to Friday – 6.30pm – 10pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays – 12pm – 8pm

To download a full list of pharmacy hours over the Christmas and New Year period across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland click here.

Also, remember if you or a member of your family feel unwell at Christmas and your GP is closed and you don’t know where to go, or even if you need to go anywhere at all, call NHS 111 for advice or visit www.staywell-llr.org.uk.

Dental Services over the holiday period 2017/18

The urgent dental care services provided at the Dental Access Centre and the Dental Out of Hours service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland was replaced by new General Dental Services practices providing urgent and routine dental care on1 December 2017.

JDRM Dental Care Limited opened two new dental practices to commence delivering services between 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year from 1 December 2017. The two new practices are located at :

10 Nelson Street, Leicester, LE1 7BA

5 Roman Street, Leicester, LE3 0BD

The new general dental services practices provide routine and urgent dental care services. The practice will provide urgent dental care to anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland with an urgent dental need, if they do not have a regular dentist or if their regular dental practice is closed.

The new service can be contacted on Freephone 03300 417 062 between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, or NHS 111 outside of these hours. A further new 8 to 8 NHS dental practice in Melton Mowbray is expected to be fully open by the end of December, and 8 to 8 practices in Loughborough and Oakham are due to open by early January.

In addition, Whitehouse Dental Surgery at 368 East Park Road, Leicester, LE5 5HH will begin operating under a new extended hours contract. That means it will provide extra routine and urgent dental care sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings until 8.30pm and on Saturday mornings (9am to 12.30pm), in addition to its usual opening hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They can be contacted on 0116 273 0456.