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GP surgeries in Suffolk to be closed on Bank Holiday Monday

GP practices in west Suffolk will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) has confirmed.

However, a number of pharmacies across the area will remain open for prescription collections.

Anybody seeking medical advice during this time can get in touch with the NHS helpline on 111, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Open day at Sudbury Community Health Centre. (35075285)
Open day at Sudbury Community Health Centre. (35075285)

Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "If you use repeat prescription medicine make sure you have enough to last for the bank holiday.

"It takes at least 48 hours for your GP practice to process a repeat prescription request, and during this time sometimes longer, and it then needs to be dispensed by the pharmacy."

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