Health care advice is available over Bank Holiday

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People are being reminded that quick health care advice is available over the August bank holiday.

Residents can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for advice and treatment on a range of common illnesses or injuries.

Pharmacists are highly trained and fully qualified to give advice on all sorts of health issues.

And members of the public are being reminded to ensure they have any prescription medication needed and a well-stocked medicine cabinet.

Sheila Lister, head of primary care for NHS England, said: “Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.

“As most GP surgeries will be closed on Monday we would also encourage patients to order any medication they need in plenty of time, so they have a good supply during the bank holiday.”

For information on walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units please visit the NHS Choices website. Patients can type in their postcode on the website to find their nearest services.

To find your nearest pharmacy, visit www.nhs.uk