Merry Christmas from Healthwatch Rutland

Merry Christmas to all! To those who have shared their story, to our dedicated volunteers and to our partners who have worked with us through a challenging year
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The Healthwatch Rutland office will close from Thursday 23 December, opening again on Wednesday 5 January.

If you need information, take a look at our online articles: Advice and information | Healthwatch Rutland

Please continue to share your experiences with us over the holidays by using the online feedback form on our website: Have your say | Healthwatch Rutland

You can also email us any feedback and requests for information and advice to and we'll get in touch when we're back to work in the new year.

GP practices across LLR will be open until Friday 24 December. Practices will re-open on Wednesday 29 until Friday 31 December. They will be closed again on Monday 3 January with normal service resumed on Tuesday 4 January. 

If you need urgent health advice when your usual GP practice is closed, please contact NHS111 online at or by phoning 111. If necessary they can arrange for you to see a nurse or doctor at an Urgent Treatment Centre.

Your local pharmacy can give advice or over-the-counter medicines.

See holiday opening times for pharmacies

For urgent mental health needs, call the Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302, 24 hours a day. The service will arrange for you to speak to someone who can assess your needs and provide advice or refer you directly to an appropriate service.

If it is a serious life-threatening emergency, call 999.

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