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Festive opening and closing times


Information about services that are open during the festive period in Brent


GP appointments

GP surgeries are operating as normal over the Christmas period. If you need advice from your GP over the Christmas period, please telephone the surgery as normal. Practices will be closed on bank holidays but open at all other times and offering appointments between 8am and 6.30pm. If you are unable to get through, please use the online 111 service, which will direct you to the right service quickly. If you are unable to get online, you should dial 111. For further information click here.


Click here to find out the opening hours for pharmacies in London which have been asked to open for longer hours on the Christmas & New Year Bank Holidays. Please note that 26th December 2020 is not a bank holiday, however there will be a large number of pharmacies who normally open who will be closed on this day.  The 28th December is a bank holiday in 2020.

Mental health

Samaritans on 0116 123 free from any phone

Shout crisis text support. Text SHOUT to 85258

Cruse bereavement charity, helping families affected by coronavirus. Call free on 0808 808 1677


You can get online help by visiting: https://111.nhs.uk/ or alternatively call NHS 111 and in an emergency always call 999

NHS Volunteers

If you need help accessing basics due to COVID-19, please call the freephone number 0808 196 3646 from 8am to 8pm

Covid-19 testing

You can also access Covid-19 testing throughout the holiday period, click here to find out more information.

Tier 4

For up to date information about the new rules surrounding Tier 4 that came into effect on Sunday 20 December at 12am please click here.

Healthwatch Brent Office

The Healthwatch Brent office will be closed from Friday 25 December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4 January 2021.