Monthly Archives: November 2017

Stay Well This Winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.
People who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.
To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:
  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Get any repeat prescriptions filled in advance as many surgeries and pharmacies close over Christmas
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2017

Day Time
Weds 20th Dec Normal hours (last day to order repeat prescriptions)
Thurs 21st Dec Normal hours
Fri 22nd Dec Normal hours
Sat 23rd Dec Normal hours
Sun 24th Dec CLOSED
Mon 25th Dec CLOSED
Tues 26th Dec Open for HUB appointments
Wed 27th Dec Normal hours (last day to order repeat prescriptions)
Thurs 28th Dec Normal hours
Fri 29th Dec Normal hours
Sat 30th Dec Normal hours
Sun 31st Dec CLOSED
Mon 1st Jan Open for HUB appointments
Tues 2nd Jan Normal hours

Out of Hours

Please call NHS 111 for all medical advice or 999 for emergencies.


Please note the last day to order prescriptions before Christmas is Wednesday 20th December and the last day before New Year is Wednesday 27th December.