Friday, August 24, 2018

What to do when we are closed over the bank holiday

What to do when we are closed over the August Bank Holiday
As the bank holidays approach 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 Monday 27th August 2018.
We are open as usual from Tuesday 28th August 2018. 

Coleridge Medical Centre Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Coleridge Medical Centre
August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Friday 24th August 2018      -   NORMAL HOURS  
Monday 27th August 2018    -   CLOSED
Tuesday 28th August 2018    -   NORMAL HOURS

In an EMERGENCY please dial 999
If you have an URGENT problem please
NHS 111 service by dialling

For Medical Advice please ring:

NHS 111 service by dialling 1-1-1

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Travel Advice re medication

Travellers should be aware that the legal status of their medication may be different outside the UK.  Disobeying these rules in some countries can lead to deportation and imprisonment.   Rules for the different countries can be checked with the foreign embassy in the UK.   More detailed information can be found at  It is advisable to check if your prescribed medication contains any controlled drugs and any local requirements for bringing in medication. 

If required, our receptionists can organise a signed letter for your prescribed medication.