Health support over the May bank holidays

//Health support over the May bank holidays

Many of Richmond’s local pharmacies will be open over the May bank holiday weekends. Full details of opening hours in the borough can be found below

Your local pharmacy is a great source of expert advice for a wide range of minor illnesses including coughs, colds and sore throats and you won’t need an appointment.

Enjoy the bank holidays with this checklist.

  • Stock up your medicine cabinet, so that you have self-help medicines such as a first aid kit, paracetamol, thermometer, suncream and aftersun cream.
  • If you have a regular prescription, make sure you have enough to last you until your GP practice opens again.
  • If you need help when your GP practice is closed, and it’s not a 999 emergency, you can call NHS 111. This service is available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
  • If your condition is serious or a life threatening emergency, always dial 999 immediately or go to your nearest A&E department.
  • Visit the NHS Choices website or NHS 111 for further information.

If you need medical help fast, but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call NHS111. In a life threatening emergency, dial 999 or go to A&E.

2018-05-04T15:21:55+00:00 May 4th, 2018|News|