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King’s Coronation Bank Holiday weekend

The Coronation of King Charles III on Monday 6 May will be a welcome Bank Holiday for the nation – but please be aware of what services are available to support your health.

With three Bank Holidays taking place in May (Spring Bank Holiday is on Monday 29 May)everyone is advised to always check they have enough medications to get them through the long weekends and to order repeat your prescriptions in plenty of time.

Community pharmacists can also provide advice on managing your medications and help with minor ailments such as a cough, hay fever or a cold.

Pharmacists will be operating a Bank Holiday rota for the coronation and the Spring Bank Holiday.

Additionally, this information can be verified by completing a post code search on the NHS find a pharmacy service.

If you think you need urgent support, call 111 or use 111 online. The NHS 111 service can provide quick and efficient medical advice and can also get appointments booked on your behalf to your nearest healthcare professional should you need it.

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones MBE - Chief Medical Officer at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board said: “It is important to get ahead of the busy Bank Holiday rush by making sure you are prepped and checking that all your medications are up to date.

“Usually, our health services see a dramatic increase in calls and admissions during bank holiday periods from patients who are seeking general medical advice or experiencing minor illnesses. “

For more information about Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS health services, check our list of pharmacy opening times on the NHS website.


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