Pharmacy information

Christmas and New Year in London: Pharmacy opening times 2018/19

Pharmacists can advise you on a range of conditions like sore throats, coughs and colds, tummy troubles and emergency contraception. Seeing a pharmacist is often the best first step for minor health concerns, and they can provide one-to-one, confidential consultations. A full list of pharmacies that are open over the festive period is available here:

London’s pharmacy opening hours over the holidays 2018

If you need medical help fast, but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call NHS111. In an emergency, you should dial 999 or go to A&E.

Patients experiencing dental pain are advised to call NHS 111 in the first instance, who will transfer the call to Londonwide Dental Nurse Triage service.  A dental nurse will ring the patient back and, if deemed appropriate, the patient will be referred to a dentist for urgent dental treatment.  In most cases this will be to a practice close to where the patient lives although, in some circumstances, patients may need to travel further depending on their location and what time of the day or night they ring.