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Leicester Healthcare Hubs & GP practices open over Easter weekend



LASS will be closed over the Easter Break.  We re-open on Tuesday, 29th March.  More on our Easter opening times (and some free days out over Easter) by clicking here >>>

Many GP surgeries and health care centres are also closed over the break so here’s some details on the City healthcare hubs and a small selection of GP practices in Leicester City who are open to offer medical advice over the Easter weekend.

Patients that are registered with any Leicester City GP practice can use any of the four hubs between 6:30pm and 10:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 10:00pm this bank holiday.

They can get an appointment with a GP or an advanced nurse practitioner by calling 0116 366 0560 or NHS 111, or they can just walk in to any of four hubs. It is the same number to call for all four hubs.

The healthcare hubs are located in four areas of the city:

  • Willows Medical Centre
    184 Coleman Road
    Leicester, LE5 4LJ (Map)
  • Westcotes Medical Practice
    Westcotes Health Centre
    Fosse Road South
    Leicester, LE3 0LP (Map)
  • Brandon Street Surgery
    Belgrave Health Centre
    52 Brandon Street
    Leicester, LE4 6AW (Map)
  • Saffron Surgery
    612 Saffron Lane
    Leicester, LE2 6TD (Map)

Four GP practices in Leicester City will also remain open including the 8-8 SSAFA Walk in Centre..

Dr Arolker & Partners, Manor Medical Centre, 577 Melton Road, Leicester LE4 8EA (NOT Parker Dr)  




8am – 1pm



Dr Roy, Fosse Family Practice Closed Open

9am – 12 noon

The Practice – Beaumont Leys Closed Open

8am – 10am

SSAFA Care Health Centre, Merlyn Vaz, 1 Spinney Hill Road (also open on Sunday 27 March 8am – 8pm) Open 8am – 8pm Open 8am – 8pm Open 8am – 8pm


GPs from Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group are urging people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get prepared for the Easter bank holiday and also make sure they have sufficient stock of any prescription medicine they might need.

As the majority of GP surgeries will not be open from Good Friday (25 March) to bank holiday Monday (28 March), it is important that those who make use of repeat prescriptions check now to ensure that their supply will last until at least Tuesday 29 March.

Dr Tony Bentley GP and Clinical Lead for Leicester City CCG, said: “It is important that people check all their medications to make sure that they have a reasonable supply which will last over the bank holiday period. It is likely that Tuesday 29 March will be a busy day for GP surgeries following the holiday break, so I urge everyone to make sure that they have enough medication to last them until towards the end of the week.”

It is also recommended that people keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet so they can deal with any minor injuries and illnesses that occur in the holiday period, or to visit their local pharmacist for advice about the right treatment.

Dr Bentley continued: “Encouraging self-care is extremely important, as it allows people to take control of their own health and wellbeing. This includes taking responsibility for their medications, as well as treating their own minor illnesses using over the counter medicines when appropriate. I urge people to stay away from A&E, unless it really is a life-threatening accident or emergency. By choosing self-care or using one of the other services available, people will be able to get the right treatment at the right time and allow medical staff in A&E to concentrate on treating patients who are seriously ill or injured.”

Out of hours services will be available for those with an urgent need to see their GP as well as urgent care centres, which can treat minor burns, cuts and wounds, infections and rashes, as well as stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea, and health advice is also available by calling NHS 111, which is available 24 hours a day.

For further information on the services available in their local area we recommend visiting www.choosebetter.org.uk or www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/

Easter opening times and days out in Leicester


A very happy Easter to all of our service users, clients, volunteers and partners from all at LASS and Well for Living.  We would like to remind everyone we are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday (25th and 28th March).  We re-open on Tuesday 29th

If you’re looking for things to do over Easter? Here’s some free events in and around Leicester we’ve gathered for your perusal.

Grossology Easter

The National Space Centre is answering the all-important question this Easter – how do astronauts keep clean in space? Join the Mission Commanders as they talk about the effect space has on the body. If you are itching for a memento, take part in the slime making workshop and develop your own Snot in a Pot.

  • Date: March 28 – April 19
  • Where: National Space Centre
  • Time: 10.00 – 17.00
  • Cost: Free

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is offering a number of activities for family fun this Easter.

The NWMAG alone offers a number of galleries ranging from dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt. However, they are adding a number of events to their Easter calendar.

They are kicking it off with Crafty Kites where you are invited to create your own kite.

The rest of the holidays are dedicated to Springtime Magical Forest, where you will help build different parts of a magical forest – you can even collect your creations to keep at the end of the two weeks.

  • Date: 30 March – 10 April
  • Where: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Time: Museum opened Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.00, Sunday 11.00 – 17.00. Activity times vary
  • Cost: Museum entry free, some exhibitions and activities charges apply

Easter Children’s Day at Abbey Pumping Station

While exploring the history of Leicester’s industrial and technological heritage, keep an eye out for hidden chicks. Chocolate eggs are up for grabs if you can find them, which can be enjoyed in the picnic area.

  • Date: March 31
  • Where: Abbey Pumping Station
  • Time: 11.00 – 16.30
  • Cost: Free entry into museum, activities cost £2.50

Belgrave Hall and Gardens

Belgrave opens its doors to visitors again in April so why not bring a picnic along and take in the beauty of the surroundings? If that seems a little too tame for you, there is a Tales from the Mad Hatter session on the 1st and a picture show showing cartoons on the 8th.

  • Date: From April, every Wednesday and the first full weekend of the month
  • Where: Belgrave Hall and Gardens
  • Time: 11.00 – 16.40
  • Cost: Free admission, £2.50 for activities

Brocks Hill

Explore the country park and discover the meadow, ponds and orchard this Easter. If you are after some holiday themed activities, do not panic as Brock Hills has daily events over the period including a “craft extravaganza” and traditional egg rolling.

  • Date: March 30 – April 10
  • Where: Brock Hills
  • Time: Weekdays 10.00 – 17.00, weekends and Bank Holidays 10.00 – 16.00 (event times can vary)
  • Cost: Free
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