Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and opticians
Throughout your life you may need a doctor, dentist, pharmacist or optician. Their services are paid for by the NHS.
You can now make appointments online and view your medical history. For more information see here.
Finding your nearest services
To find your nearest medical services visit NHS Choices.
If you’re feeling ill, there may not be a need to go to your doctor when you can talk to your pharmacist. This may be quicker and you won’t need to wait days for an appointment. Pharmacists are trained clinicians who may be able to help you or advise you about treatment or medication.
If you live in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area you will be able to access a NHS dental place if you would like one. People living in the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney area have the best access to a dentist in the east of England.
There are 56 pharmacies – or chemists – in our area. They all offer a wide range of opening hours, but three are open very late. The Boots at Gapton Hall Retail Park, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0NL, is open until 11.45pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Call 01493 663314. High Street Pharmacy, High Street, Lowestoft, NR32 1JE is open until 9pm from Monday to Friday and to 6pm on Saturday and Sundays. Call 01502 580002. Asda Pharmacy, Belvedere Road-Off Horn Hill, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0PX is open until 11pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 7am to 10pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Call 01502 534210. Use this link to search for your local pharmacies.
2016 Bank Holiday - Pharmacy opening times
June 2016 will see Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG along with 4 neighbouring CCGs launch the 'Your Medicines, Your NHS' campaign which is a year long campaign split into four phases. The first phase called 'Open the bag' urges members of the public, family, friends and carers to literally 'Open the bag' when receiving repeat prescriptions, checking if they need everything and handing back what they don't.
For more details see 'Your Medicines, Your NHS'. If you would like to know more information about your own doctor's surgery you can do that here. To find a local dentist, optician or pharmacist visit the NHS Choices website.
If you live outside the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area, you can find out about healthcare services through the websites for the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) serving the rest of Norfolk and Suffolk: