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Our nurses are answering questions on ask a nurse this Christmas, but they may take longer than 2 working days to get back to you, so please do seek further support if you are very worried about something medical or have a change in symptoms.
We are still here for you over the Christmas season. Please see below for further support as well as the Online Community which is always open for you.
Macmillan Support Line
Please see the following opening hours of the support line.
Fri 23 Dec - Open 9am - 5pm
Sat 24 Dec - Weds 28 Dec - Closed
Thurs 29 Dec Open 9am - 8pm
Fri 30 Dec - Open 9am - 5pm
Sat 31 Dec - Mon 2 Jan - Closed
Tues 3 Jan - Open 9am - 8pm
If you have any medical worries
England – call NHS111 – on 111Wales – call NHS Direct Wales - on 0845 4647 Scotland – call NHS 24 on 111 in ScotlandNorthern Ireland – use the GP out of hours services
Emotional support anywhere in the UK
You can call the Samaritans on their free phone number 116 123.
Or stay active on the Online Community which is open 24/7, every day of the year. If you need to contact us you can at firstname.lastname@example.org
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