Stay Well this festive season by seeking help at your local Pharmacy

Stay Well this festive season by seeking help at your local Pharmacy
14 December 2017

CLINICIANS in Burton are encouraging the public 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.

Elisabeth Street, Chief Pharmacist at Burton Hospitals, said: “This Christmas we are asking the public to think pharmacy first. Pharmacists are qualified to give advice on a wide range of illnesses, common ailments, seasonal illnesses and any particular symptoms you are worried about.”

Dr Charles Pidsley, Chair of East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and a local GP, said: “A lot of people don’t realise how useful their pharmacy can be. Most GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day so we would encourage the public to seek help at their local pharmacy.

“We would also encourage patients to order any medication they need in plenty of time so they have a good supply during the festive period.”

For the full list of Pharmacy opening times in Staffordshire click here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/our-work/pharm-info/

 

Christmas and New Year Pharmacy Opening times:

Burton on Trent

Christmas Day

(Mon 25 Dec)

Boxing Day

(Tue 26 Dec)

New Year’s Day

(Mon 1 Jan)

Asda Pharmacy, The Octagon Centre, Orchard Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 3TN

Closed

9.00am-6.00pm

9.00am-6.00pm

Boots the Chemist, 1 Cooper Square, Burton on Trent, DE14 1DG

Closed

8.30am-5.30pm

Closed

Dean & Smedley, 65-67 Horninglow Road, Burton On Trent, DE14 2PP

10.00am-2.00pm

Closed

Closed

Lloyds Pharmacy, (Sainsbury’s), Union Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 1AA

Closed

9.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.00pm

Morrisons Pharmacy, Morrisons Supermarket, Wellington Road, Burton on Trent, DE14 2AR

Closed

10.00am-4.00pm

10.00am-4.00pm

Uttoxeter

Christmas Day

(Mon 25 Dec)

Boxing Day

(Tue 26 Dec)

New Year’s Day

(Mon 1 Jan)

Boots the Chemist, 6 High Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 7HT

 

Closed

8.30am-1.30pm

2.00pm-5.30pm

 

Closed

  

Tamworth

Christmas Day

(Mon 25 Dec)

Boxing Day

(Tue 26 Dec)

New Year’s Day

(Mon 1 Jan)

Asda Pharmacy, Ventura Road Retail Park, Tamworth, B78 3HB

Closed

9.00am-6.00pm

9.00am-6.00pm

Boots the Chemist, Unit A, Ventura Retail Park, Tamworth, B78 3JD

Closed

9.00am-6.00pm

10.00am-4.00pm

Boots the Chemist, 18-24 Ankerside Shopping Centre, George Street, Tamworth, B79 7LQ

Closed

10.00am-4.00pm

Closed

Fazeley Pharmacy, 11 Coleshill Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, B78 3RB

12.00pm-2.00pm

Closed

Closed

Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsbury’s), Bonehill Road, Tamworth, B78 3HB

Closed

10.00am-4.00pm

10.00am-4.00pm

 

Lichfield

Christmas Day

(Mon 25 Dec)

Boxing Day

(Tue 26 Dec)

New Year’s Day

(Mon 1 Jan)

Boots the Chemist, 4-8 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JJ

Closed

10.00am-4.00pm

Closed

Shenstone Pharmacy, 33b Main Street, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS14 0LZ

Closed

Closed

11.00am-12.00pm

Whittington Pharmacy, 13b Main Street, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9JU

11.00am-12.00pm

Closed

Closed

 

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