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London Pharmacy opening hours for Summer Bank Holiday 2021

Bank Holidays can affect the opening hours of local pharmacies. This document provides the opening hours for pharmacies in London which have been asked to open over on the Summer Bank Holiday. Please note that Saturday 28th August2021 is not bank holiday, however there will be some pharmacies who normally open who will be closed on this day.

How to book your Covid vaccination

If you have received a text message from us to book a Covid vaccination use the link in the message and it will take you to the appointment booking system we also use.

Patients aged 55-69 who do not fall within a high risk category must use the national booking system: or call 119.

If you are a healthcare worker or carer and haven’t been invited for the vaccine yet, please email us at and we will update your records – you may be asked to provide documentary evidence.

Covid vaccination appointments

To protect yourself, your family, friends and everyone else, if you have been contacted by us or by the NHS to invite you for your Covid vaccination please make your appointment. Use the booking information and method indicated in the invitation.

Our doctors believe the Covid vaccines are safe and we are encouraging eligible patients to have your vaccination as soon as you are invited – please don’t delay.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

In Islington, Covid vaccinations are mostly being delivered at two mass vaccination centres in Hanley Road and in Bingfield Street and not at individual GP surgeries. We will contact you (often by text message) only if you are in the following priority groups:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

Please do not call us. We are unable to answer questions regarding when you will be invited for the Covid vaccination.

Please wait to be contacted by one of our administrators offering an appointment for Covid vaccination – we will contact you as soon as it is your turn to have the vaccine.

You can check your eligibility for the Covid vaccine on

For more information about Covid vaccination, please visit

Care.Data National Information Sharing Database Abandoned – The Government listened to GP & patient concerns

In 2016, after calls from GPs and the public, Dame Fiona Caldicott reviewed the Government plans called Care.Data which were going to force GPs to share patient records into a centralised database.

This scheme was abandoned following the review and in response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s recommendations.

The decision to scrap was welcomed by Islington GPs and patients. The damage to the public’s confidence regarding medical data sharing & suspicions raised by the Government’s plans had had an adverse effect on local plans for the sharing of patient data which were designed for the benefit of patients and their direct medical care.

Care Quality Commission Report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourages them to make improvements where possible.

They do this by inspecting services and publishing the results on their website:

You can use the results to help you make better decisions about the care you, or someone you care for, receives.

Our CQC Inspection

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.