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​​Richmond pharmacies can help over bank holiday

NHS Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding local people that a number of pharmacies will be open over the August bank holiday.

This means people can still access healthcare advice and support for common conditions from trained health professionals if their own GP practice is closed.

Dr Graham Lewis, local GP and chair at Richmond CCG, said: "Anyone falling ill over the extended weekend should consider visiting their local pharmacist in the first instance for expert advice on common ailments.

"Pharmacies play an important role as they help reduce pressure on local accident and emergency departments by providing an alternative option for common or minor health concerns, illnesses or injuries.

"You can also call 111 for advice at any time. They will be able to advise you which NHS health service you should choose to get the care you need. Many people spend hours waiting in A&E unnecessarily when they could have been seen quicker elsewhere."

Patients can find details of local NHS services, opening times and out-of-hours services on the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk

 

Pharmacies i​​n Richmond bank holiday opening hours

Monday 31 August


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ADDRESS 1Address 2Post codeTel Opening
LloydspharmacyTeddington Memorial Hospital60 Hampton RoadTW11 0JL020 8977 063013:00 - 21:00
Maple Leaf Pharmacy20 The GreenTwickenhamTW2 5AB020 8894 503410:00 - 16:00
Sainsburys PharmacySainsburys Superstores LtdLower Richmond RoadTW9 4LT020 8878 637409:00 - 19:00
Boots381-383 Upper Richmond Rd WestEast SheenSW14 7NX020 8876 122711.00 to 17.00
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​Media enquiries:

Please contact Amy Burns, communications officer, on 020 8734 3016 or email: amy.burns@richmond.gov.uk