Weekend and bank holiday GP appointments over Christmas and New Year

GP appointments can be booked at one of Waltham Forest’s three Enhanced GP Service hubs over the holiday period.

The hubs in Chingford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow will be open from 9am to 5pm on:

  • Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December)
  • Bank Holiday Tuesday (27 December)
  • New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31 December)
  • Bank Holiday Monday (2 January).

Residents can book an appointment by calling 020 8519 3999.

As the hubs will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December) and New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January), residents who feel they cannot wait until the following day to see a GP, should call NHS 111, where they will be advised on the most appropriate health care service for them.

Dr Anwar Khan, Chair of NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We know that nobody would choose to see a GP over the holiday period, but if residents do feel unwell, and it is not an emergency, or cannot be resolved by a visit to the pharmacist, we would encourage people to take advantage of the weekend/bank holiday opening hours by booking to see a GP at one of the three hubs.”

More information on GP and pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and New Year will be available online at www.walthamforestccg.nhs.uk from 20 December 2016.