Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas Bank Holiday period and the best way to find out which pharmacy is open and when is to visit your CCG’s website and check
In West Lancashire you can find out which pharmacies are open and when here: http://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/resources/patient-and-public-information/west-lancashire-pharmacy-bank-holiday-opening-times/
You can also get on the day information by visiting the CCG’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Your local pharmacy can offer free, confidential and expert advice on a range of health issues. They can also help you to self-care and prepare for many common winter illnesses and offer advice on which medicines to keep in stock at home.
Remember Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fall on a Sunday this year, so if you need a pharmacist on either day, please visit www.nhs.uk to see which are open near to you.
In West Lancashire you can see a pharmacist on the following days over the Bank Holiday:
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2017
Aspire Pharmacy, 9 Railway Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DN – 01695 580 022 – 10am – 1pm
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2017
Asda Pharmacy, Ingram, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LA, – 01695 567 010 – 9am – 6pm
Morrisons In-store Pharmacy, Park Road/Aughton Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 3RB – 01695 573 289 – 10am – 4pm
New Year’s Day Monday 1 January 2018
Asda Pharmacy, Ingram, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LA – 01695 567 010 – 10am – 6pm
Dr John Caine, West Lancashire GP and chair at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “With GP practices closed on the Bank Holiday weekends, it is important that residents, especially those who require a repeat prescription, plan well ahead.
“Several pharmacies will be open, so that if you or a loved one falls ill, there is help out there. Not only that, but pharmacists can offer support to help encourage self-care. You don’t need to make an appointment to speak to your pharmacist and you can expect a confidential and discrete consultation within a private area in the pharmacy.
“It’s important to remember that A&E and 999 services are under particular pressure over this time of the year and are for life threatening and serious conditions, so by planning ahead and using your local pharmacy, you can not only avoid any unnecessary visits to the A&E, but also help to ease pressure and ensure that the service is readily available for people when they need it most.”