North Tyneside CCG News

Get speedy healthcare advice this Easter Bank Holiday

Fri 18th March 2016

The NHS is encouraging people in North Tyneside to visit a pharmacist if they need quick access to health advice and treatment over the Easter bank holiday.

With information on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, visiting the pharmacist can save time in the waiting room and help you feel better fast.

Many pharmacies will remain open over the bank holiday weekend, when other services may not be available.

NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group Clinical Chair and local GP Dr John Matthews said: “If you’re not feeling well over the Easter period, please take some time to consider where you should go to find help.

“That could mean getting advice from your local pharmacy, or dialing NHS 111 for more urgent, but not life-threatening, matters. Pharmacists offer expert confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.

“That could mean getting advice from your local pharmacy, or dialling NHS 111 for more urgent, but not life-threatening, matters. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.”

Dr Craig Melrose, medical director at NHS England Cumbria and the North East, added: “Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.”

Pharmacy opening hours in North Tyneside can be found here.

Information on walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units can be found here. Patients can type in their postcode on the website to find their nearest services.