If you or someone you care for takes regular medication, repeat prescriptions should be ordered this week, well in advance of Christmas.
There will also still be a number of local pharmacies open over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.
This means patients will still be able to access advice and support for minor, common conditions from trained health professionals.
These may include:
· Coughs, colds and runny noses
· Aches and pains
· Skin irritation
· Diarrhoea and indigestion
You can view the Christmas and New Year opening times for out-of-hours pharmacies below:
Friday 25 Dec 2020
Monday 28 Dec 2020
Friday 1 Jan 2021
Lloyds Pharmacy, Trinity Walk, Marsh Way, WF1 1QQ
Kingfisher Pharmacy, 192 Kirkgate, WF1 1UE
Boots Pharmacy, 26-28 Upper Kirkgate, WF1 1UP
Asda Pharmacy, Asdale Road, WF2 7EQ
Hughes Chemist, Madeley Road, Havercroft, WF4 2JD
A S Carlton Ltd, 10 Station Road, WF5 8AD
Giles & Ward Pharmacy, 21 Church Street, Ossett, WF5 9DG
|Excel Chemist, 56 High Street, Normanton||01924 896777||Closed||09:00-15:00||Closed|
Boots Pharmacy, 3-5 Beastfair, Pontefract, WF8 1AL
Tesco Pharmacy, Market Street, Hemsworth, WF9 4LB
Asda Pharmacy, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, WF10 5EL
Dr Adam Sheppard, Chair of Wakefield CCG and local GP, said: “This Christmas will be different for a lot of us because of the COVID-19 pandemic but one thing that won’t change for many people is the need to take their prescribed medication.
“So whatever your plans, don’t let falling ill ruin them and make sure you have planned ahead to ensure you have enough medication for Christmas and New Year by ordering repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
“There will also be a number of hard-working pharmacists continuing to provide a service over Christmas and New Year in Wakefield. They are trained medicines experts who can help with a variety of minor conditions and provide a range of over-the-counter medicines.
“If you have an urgent medical problem and aren’t sure what to do, you should use NHS 111 either by visiting the website 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111.”
Other NHS services are also available if you need them over the festive period. You can help the NHS and yourself by choosing the right service most appropriate for your needs. There is a guide to services in Wakefield here.
This way you will be seen more quickly in the right place and emergency departments will be freed up to treat those with life-threatening and critical illnesses or injuries.