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Date: 23 September 2021

Time: 06:06

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A "five-step healthcare check" to consider ahead of the Bank Holiday

Story posted/last updated: 18 August 2021

This bank holiday weekend (28–30 August), many healthcare services, such as GP practices and pharmacies, will be closed or open with reduced hours.

We want the people in Birmingham and Solihull to think ahead and follow a five-step check to ensure they’re ready for the bank holiday weekend:

1. Collect prescriptions

Avoid any last minute panic by ordering and collecting your medication well ahead of time.

2. Prepare for self-care

Make sure you have basic medicines, such as paracetamol and antihistamines, plus a first aid kit at home.

3. Know the location of your nearest emergency pharmacy

Emergency pharmacists will be available over the bank holiday weekend and can provide advice and over-the-counter medication for many minor health concerns. A list of pharmacy bank holiday opening times is available below.

4. Use NHS 111 online or contact NHS 111 for urgent care

NHS 111 is available 24/7 and their team will provide you with the right care for your needs, including booking you an appointment with an out-of-hours GP if required.

5. Remember A&E is for emergencies only

For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 or go straight to A&E - but remember that if you arrive with a non-emergency condition, you are likely to be directed to a more appropriate service.

Pharmacy opening hours - August Bank Holiday

Pharmacy nameAddressOpening hours on Monday 30 August
Erdington Day Night Chemist 213 High Street, Erdington, B23 6SS 15:00-18:00
Asda Pharmacy Asda Superstore, Coventry Road, B10 0HH 09:00-18:00
Asda Pharmacy Bosworth Drive, B37 5EX 09:00-18:00
Asda Pharmacy Old Horns Crescent, Great Barr, B43 7HA 09:00-18:00
Asda Pharmacy Asda Superstore, Walmley Ash Road, B76 1XL 09:00-18:00
Boots Pharmacy Unit 6, St Andrews Retail Park, B10 0XA 10:00-18:00
Boots Pharmacy 87 High Street, Erdington, B23 6SA 10:00-15:00
Boots UK Ltd 145-147 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7DG 10:00-16:00
Boots UK Ltd 87-87A High Street, Harborne, B17 9NR 10:00-16:00
Boots UK Ltd Fort Parkway, Erdington, B24 9FP 10:00-18:00
Boots UK Ltd Msu10, Middle Mall West, The Bullring Shopping Centre, B5 4BE 09:00-18:00
Boots UK Ltd 44-46 Gracechurch Shopping Centre, The Parade, B72 1PD 10:00-16:30
Boots UK Ltd Unit 4-5 Princess Alice Retail Park, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6RB 08:00-20:00
Boots UK Ltd Unit 4, Sears Retail Park, Oakenshaw Road, B90 4QY 10:00-18:00
Jhoots Pharmacy Unit 2, 480 Bristol Road, B29 6BD 15:00-18:00
Jhoots Pharmacy Fox & Goose Shopping Centre, 898-902 Washwood Heath Road, B8 2NB 12:00-15:00
Lloyds Pharmacy Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, B31 5AA 10:00-16:00
Lloyds Pharmacy 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT 10:00-16:00
Lloyds Pharmacy 545 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 4AJ 10:00-16:00
Lloydspharmacy 2222 Coventry Road, Sheldon, B26 3JH 12:00-15:00
Lloydspharmacy 32-32A High Street, Erdington, B23 6RH 10:00-14:00
Lloydspharmacy Balsall Common Health Centre, 1 Ashley Drive, CV7 7RW 10:00-16:00
Medipharma Chemist 29 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, B29 6JE 12:00-15:00
Morrisons Pharmacy 280 Coventry Road, Small Heath, B10 0XA 10:00-16:00
Morrisons Pharmacy Birmingham Great Park, Bristol Road South, B45 9NY 10:00-16:00
Morrisons Pharmacy George Road, Solihull, B91 3BQ 10:00-16:00
Richmond Pharmacy 57 Richmond Road, Stechford, B33 8TL 12:00-15:00
Richyal Chemist 229-231 Alum Rock Road, Alum Rock, B8 3BH 15:00-18:00
Sparkhill Pharmacy 805-807 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, B11 4DA 09:00-20:00
Stag Chemist Birmingham Ltd 230 Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook, B12 8AN 10:00-20:00
Tesco Pharmacy Swan Shopping Centre, Coventry Road, B26 1AD 09:00-18:00
Tesco Pharmacy 11 Princess Alice Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6RB 09:00-18:00
Tesco Pharmacy 21-35 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3LU 09:00-18:00
Tesco Pharmacy 1505 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 4EN 09:00-18:00

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