Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What to do when we are closed over the Christmas & New Year bank holidays

What to do when we are closed over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays 

As the bank holiday approaches it is worth thinking about what you would do if you or a member of your family became unwell over the holiday period.  We recommend that you:-
  • stock up on over the counter medicines.  Your pharmacist can also give you advice on treatments and products available.
  • check you have enough prescription medicine to see you through the holidays and if you are going away pack enough for at least the duration of your holiday. 
If you need medical assistance when we are closed you can:
  • phone the  NHS 111 service for medical advice by dialling 111.
  • pop in to your local pharmacy for advice and over the counter medication.
  • If your problem is urgent phone the NHS 111 service by dialling 111. To avoid putting undue pressure on this service, please only phone  if your problem cannot wait until we reopen.
  • phone 999 immediately in the event of a life threatening, medical emergency.

Please avoid using emergency/urgent services and hospital A&E departments for routine problems or for problems that can wait until we reopen.

We are closed on Friday 25th December and Monday 28th December.  We are open as usual on Tuesday 29th December, Wednesday 30th December and Thursday 31st December and then closed again on Friday 1st January. 

We are then open again as usual from Monday 4th January 2016.

We wish all our patients, staff and friends  
a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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