Opening Hours

Lyme Regis Medical Centre

Day Opening hours
Thursday 18 April
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 April
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 April
9am to 12pm
Sunday 21 April
Closed
Monday 22 April
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 23 April
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 April
8am to 6:30pm

Charmouth Branch

Day Opening hours
Thursday 18 April
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 April
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 April
Closed
Sunday 21 April
Closed
Monday 22 April
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 23 April
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 April
8am to 6:30pm
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Easter Bank Holiday Opening Times

Our surgeries will be closed on Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April 2024 for the Easter Bank Holiday. 

Should you feel unwell while we are closed, you can visit your local pharmacy for medication advice.  For information on finding a pharmacy near you, please follow this link>>

You can also visit 111 online here>>

Remember, only call 999 in a genuine, life-threatening emergency.

Scroll down to find out more about what to do when we are closed. 

 

Extended Hours

The Practice offers extended hours appointments on Saturday mornings between 9am and 12pm at Lyme Regis Medical Centre.

Improved Access

There is now an improved access service for patients of Lyme Bay and surrounding surgeries. These are additional GP, nurse practitioner and nursing appointments in the evenings and weekends.  These usually run from the local community hospitals, but you DO need an appointment first.  This can be arranged by the surgery or if necessary via 111.

When We Are Closed: Scroll down to see information on what to do if your medical concern requires attention before we reopen.

Injured or Unwell? Use the right service.  NHS111 for advice, support and self care, Pharmacy for minor illnesses, GP if your symptoms won't go away. Minor Injury Unit if urgent but not life threatening or 999 only in a life threatening emergency.

When We Are Closed

NHS 111 Service

If you are unwell in the evening, overnight or at the weekend or during a UK bank holiday, visit 111.nhs.uk or dial 111 if you have an urgent medical problem but aren't sure what to do.  Please note that the 111 callback service is very busy.  Follow this link for more information on the NHS 111 service:>>

NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.

You are advised to contact NHS 111 when you’re in need of medical help but it is not a life-threatening emergency or urgent enough to call 999.  Please make sure you use the right service for your need.

EMERGENCY = life threatening illnesses or accidents which require immediate, intensive treatment. Services that should be accessed in an emergency include ambulance (via 999) and emergency.

URGENT = an illness or injury that requires urgent attention but is not a life-threatening situation.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

 

Your local pharmacy team can help

Pharmacies are part of the NHS family and the range of clinical services they provide has expanded significantly in recent years.

As qualified healthcare professionals, your local pharmacist can help with minor health problems.  They can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, back pain, headache and migraine, and period pain.

If symptoms suggest it's something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example they will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

All pharmacists train for 5 years in the use of medicines. They are also trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice.   Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.  Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.

 

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Pharmacy Opening Hours

Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you and your family with minor health concerns when we are closed. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

Not sure where your local pharmacy is? Use the pharmacy finder on NHS uk.

In addition, NHS England - South West have created links to maps so you can visually see what pharmacies are open during the Bank Holiday dates. Visit the NHS England website  - South West website here>>

Minor Injuries Unit

Lyme Bay Medical Practice offers a ‘Minor Injury and Illness Service’ during surgery opening hours only.  For more information about this service, please visit our Minor Injuries and Illness page by following this link:>>

For details of other Minor Injuries Units and A&Es in the Dorset, please visit the NHS Dorset Healthcare website by following this link:>>

For details of other Minor Injuries Units and A&Es in Devon, please visit the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust website by following this link:>>