Pharmacy opening times this Christmas

Local GPs are encouraging people to stay well this festive season by seeking help from their local pharmacy for expert advice and treatment for minor health problems.

Pharmacists are qualified to provide expert advice and prescribe treatment for many winter illnesses such as sore throats and runny noses. With many GP surgeries closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, local pharmacies can provide a valuable service to the public to avoid an unnecessary trip to their local hospital.

To find out which pharmacies are open this festive period - please view this list.

Did you know?

  • You can access free NHS services conveniently without making appointments; simply visit your local pharmacy!
  • Local pharmacies can  help treat a water infection or impetigo? Did you know 
  • Visit for more information about these services and to find your nearest pharmacy.
  • An estimated 1.6 million visits to a pharmacy take place in England every day! Approximately 1.2 million of these are health related reasons.


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