With the last summer bank holiday of 2017 approaching, NHS Surrey Downs CCG has shared healthcare advice for local people to help them have a safe, well bank holiday weekend.
Selected pharmacies in Surrey Downs will remain open during bank holiday Monday (28 August) to offer health advice on common illnesses and medicines should you need it. A full list of pharmacy locations and times across the South East can be found on the NHS England website here.
NHS111, the NHS non-emergency number, will operate during the break to offer advice from healthcare professionals. The line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is free to call from both landlines and mobiles.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but you’re unsure if it's a 999 emergency
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
Ahead of the bank holiday, health experts recommend to stock up on any medicines you may need including:
- Pain relief like aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen to relieve headaches, and minor ailments.
- Antihistamines to combat hay fever, insect bites and common allergies.
- Sun cream of at least factor 15 to stay protected against summer rays.
In the event of a medical emergency, please call 999 to access ambulance services.
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