Traffic on the roads on bank holidays is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in West Essex by visiting your local pharmacist this May Bank Holiday (1 May 2017).
Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses.
Dr Rob Gerlis, Chair of West Essex CCG says: “Making sure you choose the right healthcare service is very important. Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.
“Patients are reminded that A&E is for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only. NHS 111 remains available for free all day, every day, for when you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency. It is for free from mobiles and landlines 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A trained advisor will assess your symptoms and arrange the best next steps for you.”
To find out more about the Weekend GP Service, go to the Stellar Healthcare website.
You can also download the free Health help NOW app.
Pharmacy Opening Times – west Essex
|BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY – MONDAY 1 MAY 2017|
|Epping||Your Local Boots Pharmacy||223 High Street||CM16 4BL||10:00 – 16:00|
|Dunmow||Ropers The Chemist||3-5 High Street
||CM6 1AB||11:00 - 12:00|
|Harlow||Your Local Boots Pharmacy||37 Broadwalk||CM20 1JA||10:00 – 16:00|
|Harlow||Tesco Instore Pharmacy||Church Langley Way||CM17 9TE||09:00 – 18;00|
|Harlow||Harlow Pharmacy||Ground Floor, Wych Elm House, Hamstel Road||CM20 1QR||11:00 – 18:00|
|Saffron Walden||Your Local Boots Pharmacy||Market Place||CB10 1HR||10:00 – 16:00|
Weekend GP Service – May Bank Holiday
(By appointment only – booked in advance through your GP practice)