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Accessing the Right Service

In a life-threatening emergency eg: breathing difficulties, suspected heart attack, heavy blood loss, serious injury, severe burns, loss of consciousness - ring 999 or go to the Emergency Department.

For all other injuries or illnesses you will be able to find advice, support and treatment at other local NHS services.

Community Pharmacy Extended Opening Hours
GP and Pharmacy Rotas Christmas 2021 - New Year 2022


Out of Hours Pharmacy Rotas - April 2021 - March 2022

Community Pharmacy - Out of Hours Sunday Rota Service 18:00 to 20:00
April 2021 – March 2022
Visiting your local pharmacy is a great way to access prompt advice and treatments for common conditions.
Some of the work traditionally done by GPs is now done by pharmacists instead. This includes giving prescription-only medication for a number of minor ailments without the need to see a doctor. And, like other medications in Wales, these are also free.
You have to register with the pharmacy to use the scheme, but the process only takes a few minutes. 

Consultations are carried out in a private room and if the pharmacist decides you still need to see a doctor they will refer you.

 Common Ailments covered by the scheme:

    Acne Athlete's Foot Backache
    Chickenpox Cold Sores Colic
    Conjuctivitis (Bacterial) Constipation Diarrhoea
    Dry Eyes Dry Skin Haemorrhoids
    Hayfever Head Lice Indigestion
    Intertrigo In-growing Toenail Mouth Ulcers
    Nappy Rash Oral Thrush Ringworm
    Scabies Sore Throat Warts or Verucas
    Teething Threadworms Vaginal Thrush

    If tooth or gum pain develops contact your own dentist as they can provide emergency treatment.

    If you are not registered with a practice or develop a problem within the following hours ring the dental helpline on 01633 744387 and they will help you find your nearest emergency dentist.

    Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 4:00

    Weekday Evenings: 6:30pm until 8:00am – advice only

    Weekends and Bank Holidays – Limited Appointments and Advice Service

    Toothache on its own (for example, toothache with no other accompanying symptoms or signs) is not a dental emergency. Patients with toothache should not attend an emergency appointment of the Emergency Department.

    Your local optician can provide emergency appointments, they are experts in eyes so can help and treat lots of commons problems such as blurred vision, difficulty seeing well or discomfort from irritated or infected eyes. Find your local Optician here.

    Adults and children over one year old with a wide range of injuries can be treated at our Minor Injury Units (all children under one year old will need to go to The Grange University Hospital)

    These Units are run by an experienced team of highly skilled specially-trained Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Triage Nurses and Health Care Support Workers.


    Find your Local Minor Injury Unit.