WALK-In centres will be open and doctors will be on call for people requiring medical attention over the Easter holidays.

Both Prestwich and Bury NHS Walk-In centres will open from 9am on Bank Holidays and weekends. Bury's centre on Parsons Lane ,will close at 10pm with the centre on Fairfax Road, Prestwich, closing at 5pm.

Bury and Rochdale Doctors on Call (BARDOC) will operate as usual. Patients are asked to contact their GP surgery as normal and to follow the instructions on the answerphone.

However, people are advised to check the opening hours of their local pharmacy, which may close earlier than usual.

Mrs Anne Coates, director of strategy and service development of Bury Primary Care Trust, said: "Patients can access advice, information and treatment for minor ailments, illnesses and injuries such as minor cuts and sprains at our NHS Walk-In centres.

" Both allow rapid access to an experienced NHS nurse and no appointment is necessary. They are open from early in the morning until late in the evening every single day of the year."