Repeat prescriptions and health advice over the bank holiday weekend

23 May 2017

If you need a repeat prescription for medicines you’ll need over the bank holiday, act now!

GP surgeries usually need a few days to issue repeat prescriptions so the CCG is urging people to contact their GP today if they are likely to run out of prescription medicines over the bank holiday weekend.

Knowing where to go if you need health advice over the bank holiday weekend is also important.

Gail Locock, Chief Nurse for the CCG, said: “It’s important people know where to go for advice over the holiday weekend. By going to the right place, they can ensure services aren’t overstretched with people who should have sought help elsewhere.”

You can download the Health Help Now app from www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or from Google Play or the App Store to help you get health advice at the right place. It can guide you to the best service for your symptoms, and tell you the nearest NHS services that are open during evenings, weekends and bank holidays, including pharmacies.

If you don’t have internet access or a smartphone, and need health help when it’s not an emergency, NHS 111 can give you free health advice, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just dial 111.

The pharmacy can be the first port of call for many people who feel unwell. Further information is available from NHS 111 (dial 111) or on the NHS Choices Website. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Other pharmacies may be open voluntarily on bank holiday period. Opening hours are correct at time of publishing – please check with the pharmacy before travelling. A full list of Kent and Medway pharmacy opening times can be found on the NHS England website.

Bank Holiday opening times – Monday 29 May 2017

Dartford

Boots the Chemists – 46-52 High Street, Dartford, DA 1 1DE – open 10am-4pm
Tel: 01322 223664

Lloyds pharmacy (inside Sainsbury’s) – 7 Priory Shopping Centre, Instone Road, Dartford DA1 2HL – open 9am – 7pm
Tel: 01322 223379

Boots the Chemists – South Mall, Bluewater Park, Dartford, DA9 9SJ – open 10am-midnight
Tel: 01322 624780

Gravesend

Asda Store Pharmacy – Thames Way, Gravesend, DA11 0DQ – open 9am-6pm
Tel: 01474 543410

Boots the Chemists – 9 Kempthorne, Gravesend, DA11 0TA – open 10am-4pm
Tel: 01474 352740

Greenhithe

Asda Store Pharmacy – Asda Superstore, Station Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9BT – open 9am-6pm
Tel: 01322 374110

Swanley

Asda Store Pharmacy – 1 Alexander Grove, London Road, Swanley, BR8 7UN – open 9am-6pm
Tel: 01322 661970

Sevenoaks

Boots the Chemists – 120 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XA – open 10am-4pm
Tel: 01732 454276

Lloyds pharmacy (Inside Sainsbury’s) – Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5EG – open 10am-4pm
Tel: 01732 469198