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    Christmas and New Year bank holiday pharmacy and GP opening times 2018

    Pharmacy imageIf you run out of medication, especially prescription medication, over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays some pharmacies in Tameside and Glossop will be open. 

    Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – and provide advice on over-the-counter medicines.

    Most local pharmacies have consultation rooms for private conversations. Your pharmacist can also talk to you confidentially without anything being noted in your medical records, which some people may prefer. Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. Patients are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary.  For further information on opening times please see the information below.


    A list of all pharmacies in Greater Manchester which will be open over Christmas and New Year is available on the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee's web page here

    GP Extended Hours

    You should contact your GP if you or a family member has a condition that you or your pharmacist cannot treat. Your GP practice will be able to offer you a range of appointment options, including evening and weekend appointments based across three hubs.

    Locally we also have the following services that people can use directly:

    NHS 111 
    For free and confidential advice and guidance on where to get the right medical help you can contact NHS 111 at any time of day. You can telephone 111 or use your smartphone, laptop or digital device to go online to 111.nhs.uk.  The online service is not available for advice for children under 5.

    Walk-in Centre
    If you cannot get an appointment through your GP practice and want to see someone urgently you can visit the walk-in-service at Ashton Primary Care Centre. The centre is open 8am-8pm every day of the year.

    Minor Eye Complaints

    Participating opticians are available here

    Minor Aliments:

    A list of all local Pharmacies except Cohen’s in Glossop is available here

    Lists of all Tameside and Glossop GP practices, opticians, dentists and pharmacies are available on NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG’s website: www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/local-services

    Accessing Health Care During Bank Holidays

    For information click here