Medical Assistance When We Are Closed
Some pharmacies are open until late in the evening, and are open on weekends.
Pharmacists can help you with prescriptions, dispense over the counter medicines and provide advice on minor illnesses and ailments such as aches and pains, colds, sore throats, skin rashes, earache, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea and sickness.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do.
You can get 24 hour advice by calling 111 free of charge from landlines and most mobile operators. NHS 111 is also available ONLINE - click HERE.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can call 18001 111 on a textphone, or use the NHS 111 BSL service by clicking HERE.
Accident & Emergency department
If you have an accident or injury which needs urgent medical attention, such as:
- broken bone/s
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions (such as anaphylaxis)
- major trauma (such as a road traffic collision)
- severe burns or scalds
ONLY in a genuine emergency call 999
Dial 999 immediately for emergencies such as:
- chest pains
- breathing problems
- major trauma (such as a stabbing, shooting, or a fall from height)
- other serious illness or injury where someone's life is at risk