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    Easter and May bank holidays 2019 pharmacy opening times and access to primary healthcare services

    If you run out of medication, especially prescription medication, over the Easter and May 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 the Easter and May bank holidays is available on the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical website here.
    Accessing Primary Healthcare 

    For information on how to access primary healthcare services over the bank holidays click here.

    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.

    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

    Urgent Dental Care

    A list of Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care contact numbers for in-hours and out-of-hours is available here