Accessing GP Services on Easter Public Holiday


NHS Tayside Associate Medical Director advises the public on how to access GP services on Monday, 6 April which is a public holiday.

Dr Jane Bruce, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care with NHS Tayside said, “In these unprecedented and challenging times, the Scottish Government has asked GP practices across Scotland to remain open on the April public holidays – but only if it is safe to do so.  

“In response, where they are able, a number of GP practices across Tayside are remaining open for some or all of the day on Monday 6 April to support patient care for those with non-COVID related issues. NHS Tayside is offering to support practices by running the Out of Hours GP service from 1pm onwards on Monday, 6 April.

“As is current advice all patients with coronavirus symptoms should at all times call 111. Patients of GP practices throughout Tayside who are not running regular surgeries after 1pm on Monday, 6 April should phone 01382 424005 between 1pm to 6pm to reach the Out of Hours GPs. From 6pm until 8am, patients should call 111 as you would do in the normal Out of Hours periods.”

GP practices will have a telephone answering message set up advising patients of their opening arrangements for Monday.


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