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    August bank holiday pharmacy and GP opening times 2018

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    If you run out of medication, especially prescription medication, over the August bank holiday 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 Tameside and Glossop pharmacies which will be open on 27 August 2018 is available on the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee's web page here

    GP Extended Hours

    August bank holiday (27 August): Monday - appointments available between 6.30pm to 8.30pm; Saturday and Sunday between 9am - noon.

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

    NHS 111: Patients can speak to trained advisers who will assess their symptoms and direct them to the best, most appropriate service to receive medical care/support.  All calls are free from landlines and mobile phones and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

    Walk-in Centre: telephone: 0161 342 7050

    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