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Health care in mid Essex over the May bank holiday

There is a range of NHS services available to make sure you get the right treatment at the right time throughout the upcoming May bank holiday weekends.

People can access a variety of treatment and care by making sure they ‘choose well’ and use services such as their local community pharmacist or NHS 111.

NHS 111 is available for help and advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including bank holidays. Simply call 111 from a landline or mobile phone to access this service for free.

Local pharmacists can also provide free health advice and no appointment is necessary. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give expert help on everyday illnesses and answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medicines.

All year round, pharmacists can also advise on healthy eating, obesity and giving up smoking and have private areas where people can talk in confidence.

You can see which pharmacies are open across the bank holiday weekends below.

The Choose Well website also provides information about local health services - visit www.midessexccg.nhs.uk/choosewell

If people need medical help urgently when their usual GP surgery is closed over the bank holiday weekend, they can call NHS 111 for immediate advice and to book an appointment with the GP out-of-hours service.

Please do not forget that Accident and Emergency at your local hospital should not be used unless it is a critical or life-threatening illness or injury.


Pharmacy opening hours for May Bank Holiday (4 and 25 May 2015)

May Day

May 2015

Opening Hours

Sainsbury’sPharmacy

2 White Hart Lane,Chelmsford, Essex CM2 5PA

09:00-19:00

BootsPharmacy

43 High Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1DD

10:00-17:00

BootsPharmacy

54 High St, MaldoCM9 5PN

10:00-16:00

BootsPharmacy

Unit 2B Chelmer Village Retail Park, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6XE

09:00-18:00

MorrisonsPharmacy

Dickens Place, Copperfield Rd, N Melbourne,

Chelmsford, CM14UX

09:00-18:00

TescoPharmacy

Tesco Superstore, 1 The Square, Notley Green, Gt Notley, Braintree CM77 7WW

11:00-16:00

TescoPharmacy

TescoStore, 47-53 Springfield Road,Chelmsford, CM2 6QT

11:00-16:00

TescoPharmacy

Tesco Store, Fullbridge, Maldon CM9 4LE

11:00-16:00

TescoPharmacy

Princes Road, Chelmsford CM2 9XW

11:00-16:00

BootsPharmacy

69-71 High Street, Halstead CO9 2JD

10:00-16:00

BootsPharmacy

7 GeorgeYard Shopping Centre, Braintree  CM8 1RB

10:00-16:00