As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period.
The NHS is reminding people in Midlands and East where they can access expert medical treatment during the Christmas and New Year holiday (Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January 2018).
Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses.
Kiran Patel, Medical Director at NHS England (West Midlands), said: “Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.
“We would also like to remind patients to order any medication they need from their GP surgery in plenty of time so they have a good supply during the bank holidays.”
Pharmacy opening hours in Midlands and East over the bank holidays can be found here: www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/our-work/pharm-info/
Residents can also find information on their nearest walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units by simply typing in their postcode on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk .