The CCG reminds people to ‘make sure their medicine cabinets are stocked up and their repeat prescriptions ordered in time for the August Bank Holiday on 28 August’.
Over the bank holiday most GP and pharmacy services will be closed, therefore please be prepared and order your repeat prescriptions with plenty of time The CCG recommend 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Once ordered, please make sure you pick up your prescription on time. A select number of pharmacies will remain open however their opening times may change. Click on the table at the bottom of the page to access this information.
If you need help over the Bank Holidays when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 and speak to a call adviser who will be able to direct you to a local service that is open. You can also visit NHS choices at www.nhs.uk.
Emergency Departments (A&E) and the emergency ambulance service provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped. In these cases call 999 immediately.
Click on the table below to view the full CCG table of pharmacy opening times:
Access more information on the CCG website: http://www.newburyanddistrictccg.nhs.uk/news/entry/opening-times-for-pharmacies-in-berkshire-over-the-august-bank-holiday
What are your experiences of pharmacies in the area? Let us know: http://www.healthwatchwestberks.org.uk/speak-out/