23rd Oct, 2016

Don’t forget your Easter medicines

Evesham Editorial 3rd Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM residents are being urged to make sure they get the right treatment this Easter bank holiday.

Health organisations have advised people to stock up their medicine cabinets and if they have a regular prescription, to make sure they have enough to last them until their GP practice opens again.

Anyone who needs help when their GP practice is closed, and it is not a 999 emergency, should call NHS 111 or go to their local pharmacy.

Boots on Evesham Retail Park is open between 8am and 8pm on Good Friday and from 9am to 6pm on Easter Monday.

Boots on Bridge Street is open from 10am to 4pm on Good Friday and between 2pm and 4pm on Easter Sunday and from 10am to 6pm on Easter Monday.

Morrisons Pharmacy at The Link is open between 9am and 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm on Good Friday and twice on Easter

Monday – from 9am to 1pm and between 2pm and 6pm.

Martina Ellery, NHS England’s head of primary care – Midlands and East (West Midlands), said: “Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think.

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals, who can offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.”

If people feel they have a life threatening emergency, always dial 999 immediately or go to your nearest A&E department.

If their situation is not life threatening and they do need medical attention, they are urged to go to out of hours GPs and minor injuries units, which will usually be able to help faster than in A&E.