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Stay well over the Christmas and New Year holidays – Pharmacy opening times

Stay well over the Christmas and New Year holidays – Pharmacy opening times

NHS clinicians in north east Essex are encouraging everyone to be aware of health services available over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. If you are unfortunately ill over the festive holidays, please consider these ways of getting treatment, with further online advice from www.nhs.uk

Treat yourself for simple illness and minor cuts, sprains and burns. Keep painkillers and cough remedies in a safe place at home and have a first aid kit handy. Check your medicine cabinet and make sure you have the following basics to get you through the next few weeks:

  • Your usual painkillers, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin
    • Cold and flu remedies
    • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
    • Oral rehydration salts
    • Indigestion remedies
    • Plasters
    • Bandages
    • Thermometer
    • Tissues

Ask your local pharmacist (chemist) for advice on minor illness. Your local pharmacist can offer you free, qualified health advice at any time, and no appointment is necessary. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses and answer any questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year are listed below and are also available on www.nhs.uk

NHS 111: If it is urgent, call 111 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get advice on which service is best for you. Specially trained call handlers have access to advice from nurses or doctors. They can arrange for you to contact the out-of-hours GP service or an emergency dentist if needed.

Colchester Walk-in Centre), Colchester Primary Care Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, telephone 01206 314015: GP-led service providing treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, no appointment necessary.  Please note x-ray facilities are available on site between 9am and 4.30pm seven days a week.  The Walk-in Centre is open from 7am until 10pm every day.

Clacton Minor Injury Unit, Clacton Hospital, Tower Road, telephone 01255 201594: Nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries, e.g. cuts, sprains and fractures. Open from 9am until 9pm. X-ray available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and at weekends and on bank holidays from 10am to 4pm.

Harwich Minor Injury Unit, Fryatt Hospital, Main Road, Dovercourt, telephone 01255 201226: Nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries, e.g. cuts, sprains and fractures. Open from 9am until 5pm. X-ray available Monday to Friday 9am-1pm.

On the web all local NHS services can be found via www.nhs.uk

Many Local GP doctors’ surgeries will be open all day on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December and on New Year’s Eve Thursday December 31 providing their normal range of services. Surgeries will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Monday 28th December and New Year’s Day.

Patients who require repeat medications are asked to plan ahead so that you’re not left without vital medicine over the holidays, if you need to get to the doctor’s surgery for a repeat prescription, – make sure you provide your practice plenty of notice to prepare your repeat prescription in time.

North East Essex

Christmas 2015 and New Year 2015 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Cover

Christmas Day 25 December 2015
Pharmacy Address Opening Hours
Queen Street Pharmacy 12 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PJ 11:00 – 13:00
Borno Pharmacy 419 Main Road, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 4ET 09:00 – 11:00
Prescription 2 You 89/91 Pier Avenue, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15 1QE 10:00 – 13:00

 

Bank Holiday 28 December 2015
Pharmacy Address Opening Hours
Boots UK Limited 5-6 Lion walk , Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LX 10:00 – 17:00
Boots UK Limited 224-226 High Street, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3AJ 09:00 – 17:00
Prescription 2 You 89/91 Pier Avenue,Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15 1QE 10:00 – 16:00
Boots UK Limited 54-62 Pier Avenue, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO15 1QN 08:00 – 17:30
Sainsburys Pharmacy 1 Western Approach, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8AA 09:00 – 17:00
Boots UK Limited Unit 9, Tollgate West,Stanway,Colchester, Essex. CO3 8RG 09:00 – 17:00
Asda Pharmacy Unit 9 Turner Rise, Petrolea close, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TU 09:00 – 18:00
Tesco In-store Pharmacy Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9ED 09:00 – 18:00
Boots UK Limited 37 Barfield Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QX 10:00 – 16:00

 

New Year’s Day 1 January 2016
Pharmacy Address Opening Hours
Your Local Boots Pharmacy 5-6 Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LX 10:30 – 16:30
Prescriptions 2 You Ltd 89/91 Pier Avenue, Clacton on sea, Essex, CO15 1QE 10:00 – 16:00

Your Local Boots Pharmacy

54-62 Pier Avenue, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 1QN 10:00 – 15:00
Sainsburys Pharmacy 1 Western Approach, Stanway, Essex, Colchester, CO3 8AA 09:00 – 18:00
Your Local Boots Pharmacy Unit 9 Tollgate West,Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8RG 09:00 – 17:00
Asda Stores Ltd Unit 9 Turner Rise, Petrolea Close, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TU 10:00 – 18:00
Boots UK Limited 37 Barfield Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QX 10:00 – 16:00