Think! Pharmacy this winter

Your local pharmacy is the best first step if you or your family start to feel unwell this winter.

Your pharmacist can do so much more than complete your prescription. They can give you expert clinical advice for minor health concerns and help with many common illnesses like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains.  And the best part is you don’t need to make an appointment.

Pharmacists are trained experts in managing minor illnesses and using medicines safely. They can advise you on the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Most local pharmacies have consultation rooms for private conversations and your pharmacist can also talk to you confidentially without anything being noted in your medical records, which some people may prefer.

If you’re regularly prescribed the same medicine, your pharmacist can offer to manage your repeat prescriptions through the electronic prescription service. This means fewer trips to the GP just to get another prescription. Sign up now via the NHS Choices website.

Don’t forget as the festive season approaches make sure you get your repeat prescriptions in time for the holidays.

Pharmacy Opening Times Over the Winter Break

The documents attached list opening times for local pharmacies on

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day

Please click the links to download the documents for