Local pharmacy opening hours over the bank holiday
August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and as many look forward to spending time with friends and family, local people are reminded to plan ahead making sure they have enough medicines and use NHS services wisely over the long weekend.
A&E departments are for life-threatening illnesses only and very busy during bank holidays. Using the right health service for your needs can prevent you waiting around in A&E, ensure you receive more appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.
Around 40 per cent of people who attend A&E departments are discharged requiring no treatment and could have received the help they needed more swiftly elsewhere. Residents shouldn’t use the ambulance service and A&E as an alternative to their GP. If your GP practice is closed you can call South East London Doctors on Call on 0203 693 9066 where they can provide you with an over-the-phone consultation or ask you to attend one of their clinics for an out-of-hours appointment.
Health services available locally can be found by visiting the NHS Choices website. Below is a list of local pharmacy opening hours over the bank holiday.
Waterloo Station, London SE1 7LY
020 7928 1073
09:00 - 21:00
449 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH
020 7274 4281
10:00 - 18:00
206-208 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BB
020 8769 1165
11:00 - 17:00
174 - 180 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UG
020 7622 1519
10:00 - 18:00
480 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 3PY
0208 679 7016
09:00 - 19.00
62 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LF
0207 705 1984
10:00 - 17:00
St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth Road SE1 7EH
0207 200 8310
11:00 - 18:00
227 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU
020 7411 9547
11.00 - 16.00
84-92 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BS
020 8769 1919
9.00 - Midnight
You can go to Guy’s Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital without an appointment if you have a minor illness or injuries like cuts, burns, sprains and suspected breaks. For everyday cuts and bruises, please visit your local pharmacist as they are qualified to advise on health issues and medication as well as treat headaches, an upset stomach or other common ailments.
You can also call NHS 111 if you need medical help fast but are unsure where to go. It is free to use and will direct you to the right local service, or give health advice that is best able to meet your needs.