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Residents urged to not forget medicines over Easter

Residents urged to not forget medicines over Easter Residents urged to not forget medicines over Easter
Updated: 10:41 am, May 07, 2015

RESIDENTS in Bromsgrove, Rubery and Droitwich 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’s not a 999 emergency, should call NHS 111 or go to their local pharmacy.

Morrisons pharmacy on Buntsford Park is open on Good Friday between 9am and 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. It is also open on Easter Monday (April 6) from 9am to 1pm and between 2pm and 6pm. On Easter Sunday (April 5), Boots on Bromsgrove High Street is open between 5pm and 6pm.

In Rubery, Lloyds Pharmacy, 177 New Road, is open from 9am to 1pm on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

In Droitwich, Boots in St Andrew’s Square is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Good Friday. It is also open from 9.30am to 1pm and between 2pm and 4.30pm on Easter Monday. It is closed on Easter Sunday.

On Easter Sunday, Murrays Healthcare, at the Turnpike House Medical Centre in Worcester, is open from 6pm to 8pm.

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.