Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2015

Boots, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER – 10am-4pm
Lloyds, Hathaway Medical Centre, Chippenham SN14 6GT – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Cepen Park North, Chippenham SN14 6UZ – 9am-6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
Sainsbury’s, Bath Road, Chippenham SN14 0BJ – 9am-6pm (closed for lunch 2-2.30pm)
Boots, The Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AJ – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Estcort Street, Devizes SN10 1LA – 9am-6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
Boots, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LT – 10am-4pm
Asda, Bradford Road, Melksham SN12 8LQ – 9am-6pm
Boots, Silver Street, Salisbury SP1 2NG – 10.30am-4.30pm
Tesco, Bourne Centre, Salisbury SP1 2NY – 11am-4pm
PW & JA Hedge, Dummer Lane, Tidworth SO9 7FH – 10am-1pm
Boots, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8FZ – 8am-midnight
Tesco, County Way, Trowbridge BA14 7AQ – 11am-4pm

Pharmacies – Urgent Repeat Medication Service

The following pharmacies are participating in the Urgent Repeat Medication Service this Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 2 May – Monday 4 May):

Sainsbury’s, Bath Road, Chippenham SN14 0BJ – 9am-6pm (closed 2-2.30 for lunch)
Boots, The Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AJ – 10am-4pm
Boots, Silver Street, Salisbury SP1 2NG – 10.30am-4.30pm
Boots, Bethesda Road, Trowbridge BA14 8FZ – 8am-midnight

The Urgent Repeat Medication Service allows patients who have run out of medication during this period to request urgent medication from a pharmacy without having to wait for the surgery to re-open.  Please note that this service is for urgent needs only and the pharmacy will inform your regular GP.

A full list of those pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday can be found here.

Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May 2015

Boots, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER – 10am-4pm
Lloyds, Hathaway Medical Centre, Chippenham SN14 6GT – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham SN14 6UZ – 9am-6pm (closed 1-2 for lunch)
Sainsbury’s, Bath Road, Chippenham SN14 0BJ – 9am-6pm (closed 2-2.30 for lunch)
Boots, The Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AJ – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LA – 9am-6pm (closed 1-2 for lunch)
Boots, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LT – 10am-4pm
Asda, Bradford Road, Melksham SN12 8LQ – 9am-6pm
Boots, Silver Street, Salisbury SP1 2NG – 10.30am-4.30pm
Tesco, Bourne Centre, Salisbury SP1 2NY – 11am-4pm
PW&JA Hedge, Dummer Lane, Tidworth SO9 7FH – 10am-1pm
Boots, Bethesda Road, Trowbridge BA14 8FZ – 8am-midnight
Tesco, County Way, Trowbridge BA14 7AQ – 11am-4pm

A list of those pharmacies offering the Urgent Repeat Medication Service can be found here.

Easter is upon us!

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Doesn’t time go fast when you are having fun? Amazingly enough, the last time I put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) for my blog was just after Christmas, and now all of a sudden we’re facing Easter.

I love Easter because to me it really is the start of Spring – green shoots appearing in the hedgerows, and more importantly I can eat my Easter egg with a clear conscience, having abstained from chocolate for the last forty days.

Easter also means a four day break from the normal health services we expect, so as well as thinking about how we’re going to spend our extended leisure time, we also need to think about planning ahead for our health care needs – and for those who may be visiting or for whom we’re looking after.

There are a considerable number of options available to support people if they need medical treatment over the bank holiday. If you take routine medication, have a check to make sure that you have enough to keep you going over the four day period, so that there’s no likelihood of you running out.

So, what routes are open for you to access health care?

For minor health problems, it may be possible to seek advice and treatment from your local pharmacy as many of them are open over the holidays. Sprains, dislocations, minor cuts and burns can be treated at the minor injury units opened in Wiltshire, as well as at the walk-in centre in Salisbury.

We want to ensure that you have access to the help that you need, so if you’re not sure where to go for your health problem, then telephone the NHS 111 service – they will be able to assist you about where to go for advice or treatment nearest to where you live. Remember that if you need urgent medical assistance, call 999 straight away.

Let’s keep the pressures away from hospital A&E departments this Easter period, and use all the other options available to us instead.

For a list of pharmacies open over the Easter Bank holiday, and for the locations and opening times of Minor Injury Units visit www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk and for information on the walk-in centre in Salisbury visit www.salisburywalkincentre.co.uk

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy Easter!

 

Finding the right health advice and treatment over the Easter bank holiday

The four day break over Easter can sometimes catch people off guard when it comes to planning for their healthcare needs. With GP surgeries in Wiltshire closed on 3rd and 6th April 2015, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is asking people to plan ahead and to consider the range of options available to them if they need medical advice or treatment over the bank holiday.

Dr Steve Rowlands, Chair for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “A&E admissions during the Easter break often reach similar peaks to those seen at Christmas. Those figures can be attributed, in part, to people attending A&E for less serious illnesses and injuries. It’s important therefore, that people are aware, and understand the alternative routes to health advice and treatment they have access to.

“For a minor health problem it may be possible to seek advice and treatment from your local pharmacy, many of which will be open over the holidays. For sprains, dislocations, minor cuts and burns or minor eye injuries then one of the two minor injury units in the county will be open, as well as the walk-in centre in Salisbury. If you’re not sure, then call the 111 service, they will be able to advise you on the most appropriate place to go for advice or treatment. If you need urgent medical assistance for a serious or life threatening condition then always telephone 999 straight away.

“We would also strongly recommend that people think ahead and check that they have enough of their routine medication to see them through the four day weekend. If you need to order more, it is advisable to request it well in advance of the bank holiday to ensure that you receive it in time.

“Our priority is always to ensure that people get the help they need, when they need it. By making the right choices and taking personal responsibility, people can not only help keep themselves well, but also help to reduce the impact on the health system over what is traditionally a busy period for A&E departments in Wiltshire.”

For a list of pharmacies that are open over the Easter bank holiday click here. Pharmacists are experts on medicines and how they work. They can also offer advice on common complaints such as coughs, colds, aches and pains and other health issues and help to decide whether it’s necessary to see a doctor.

For location and opening times of Minor Injury Units in Wiltshire visit www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk. Minor Injuries Units are for patients with less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes. No appointments are required and they are led by qualified nurse practitioners.

The Salisbury walk-in centre is open from 0800 – 2000 everyday, including bank holidays. The centre is run by a team of experienced doctors and nurses and is based on a first come first served basis, unless someone is acutely unwell and needs immediate attention. For details on how to find the Salisbury walk-in centre visit http://www.salisburywalkincentre.co.uk.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles. It is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. Healthcare advice can be given over the telephone or you may be directed to a local service that can help you best.

If a medical situation is life threatening, you should always phone 999. Serious injuries, loss of consciousness, chest pain or suspected stroke are medical emergencies and you should not hesitate to call 999.

Wiltshire Pharmacies

Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday

Boots, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER – 8.30am-5.30pm
Lloyds, Hathaway Medical Centre, Chippenham SN14 6GT – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Cepen Park North, Chippenham SN15 3JP – 9am-6pm
Sainsbury’s, Bath Road, Chippenham SN14 0BJ – 8am-8pm
Morrisons, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LA – 9am-6pm
Boots, The Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR – 8.30am-5.30pm
Boots, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LT – 10am-4pm
Asda, Bradford Road, Melksham SN12 8LQ – 9am-6pm
Tesco, Bourne Centre, Salisbury SP1 2NY – 11am-4pm
Superdrug, Old George Mall, Salisbury SP1 2AG – 8.30am-5.30pm
Boots, Silver Street, Salisbury SP1 2NG – 8.30am-5.30pm
Asda, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon SN25 4YX – 9am-6pm
Asda, Tewkesbury Way, Swindon SN5 7DL – 9am-6pm
Boots, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon SN25 4AN – 8.30am-9pm
Boots, Greenbridge Retail Park, Swindon SN3 3SG – 8.30am-6pm
Boots, Brunel Plaza, Swindon SN1 1LF – 8am-6pm
Lloyds, Moredon Road, Swindon SN2 2JG – 10am-4pm
Morrisons, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN2 3QQ – 9am-6pm
Sainsbury’s, Oxford Road, Swindon SN3 4EW – 7am-11pm
Sainsbury’s Bridgemead, Swindon SN5 7YH – 8am-10pm
Sainsbury’s Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN3 4EW – 7am-11pm
Tesco, Ocotal Way, Swindon SN1 2EH – 8am-8pm
Boots, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8FZ – 8am-midnight
Tesco, County Way, Trowbridge BA14 7AQ – 11am-4pm
Superdrug, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT – 9am-5.30pm

Easter Sunday

Lloyds, Hathaway Medical Centre, Chippenham SN14 6GT – 9am-10pm
Lloyds, Rowden Hill, Chippenham SN15 2SD – 3pm-5pm
Rowlands, Pembroke Street, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury SP2 8JD – 3pm-5pm
Hawthorn, Cricklade Road, Swindon SN2 1AE – 10am-2pm
Sparcells, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5AN – 10am-12noon and 4pm-6pm
Swindon Pharmacy, Hawthorn Medical Centre, Swindon SN2 1UU – 2pm-6pm
Cohens, Wingfield Road, Trowbridge BA14 9EN – 11am-1pm
Cohens, Bradfield Road, Trowbridge BA14 9AR – 11am-1pm
Lloyds, North Street, Wilton SP2 0HA – 11am-1pm

Easter Monday

Boots, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER – 10am-4pm
Lloyds, Hathaway Medical Centre, Chippenham SN14 6GT – 10am-5.30pm
Morrisons, Cepen Park North, Chippenham SN15 3JP – 9am-6pm
Sainsbury’s, Bath Road, Chippenham SN14 0BJ – 9am-7pm
Morrisons, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LA – 9am-6pm
Boots, The Brittox, Devizes SN10 1AR – 10am-4pm
Boots, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LT – 10am-4pm
Asda, Bradford Road, Melksham SN12 8LQ – 9am-6pm
Tesco, Bourne Centre, Salisbury SP1 2NY – 11am-4pm
Boots, Silver Street, Salisbury SP1 2NG – 8.30am-5.30pm
Asda, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon SN25 4YX – 9am-6pm
Asda, Tewkesbury Way, Swindon SN5 7DL – 9am-6pm
Boots, Stratton Road, Swindon SN3 3SG – 8.30am-6pm
Boots, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon SN25 4AN – 9am-6pm
Boots, Brunel Plaza, Swindon SN1 1LF – 10am-5pm
Morrisons, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN2 3QQ – 9am-6pm
Sainsbury’s, Oxford Road, Swindon SN3 4EW – 9am-7pm
Sainsbury’s, Bridgemead, Swindon SN5 7YH – 9am-7pm
Sainsbury’s, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN3 4EW – 9am-7pm
Tesco, Ocotal Way, Swindon SN1 2EH – 9am-6pm
Boots, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8FZ – 8am-midnight
Tesco, County Way, Trowbridge BA14 7AQ – 11am-4pm

 

On our website today we have published a list of those Wiltshire pharmacies that will be open over the Christmas and New Year period.

The full list, with opening times, can be found here.