Southampton residents now have the opportunity to see their doctor on any day of the week.

GP appointments are available across the city from 8am to 9pm, Monday to Friday as well as at weekends and bank holidays.

Patients can also order repeat prescriptions and book appointments online or using their smartphone, with many GP practices in the city offering the option to contact GPs online.

Local pharmacists are experts on minor illnesses and injuries and are a great first point of call. Many pharmacies in the city are open in the evenings and on weekends and have private consultation rooms.

There is also a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Southampton which is open every day and there is no need to book an appointment.

The MIU is at the Royal South Hants hospital and is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 9.30pm, and from 8am to 9.30pm over the weekend and bank holidays.

Matt Stevens who is a member of the local NHS group who makes decisions about GP practices in the city said:

“We know that it can be difficult to know where to go when you are feeling unwell, so want to remind people about the range of support available here in Southampton.

"If you are registered at a GP practice and need to see a doctor or nurse, appointments are available from 8am to 9pm every day of the week, including weekends and bank holidays.

“If you do need medical help or advice and aren’t sure where to go, the NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Phoning 111 is free and the team can find the right local service for you. They can help you with an out of hours GP appointment, emergency dentist, mental health support, let you know about a local pharmacy open near you, details of the MIU or even send an emergency ambulance if necessary. The team at 111 is made up of fully trained call handlers, supported by a range of experienced clinicians including GPs, nurses and paramedics.”

To find out more, visit your GP practice website or get in touch with the practice team.