Check when your chemist will be open over the Christmas holidays

Pharmacy opening times

Pharmacy opening times

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Health bosses are asking people to check when pharmacies are open over Christmas in case they become unwell.

They have also urged people to stock up on medicines like painkillers and cold and flu remedies to last them over the festive period.

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group has released a list of pharmacy opening times for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the bank holidays on December 27 and January 2.

Boots, on Beastfair, Pontefract, will be open from 10am-4pm on Boxing Day, December 27 and January 2.

Hughes Chemist, at Rycroft Primary Care Centre, Madeley Road, Havercroft, will be open from 9am-11am on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and January 2.

Tesco Pharmacy, on Market Street, Hemsworth, will be open from 9am-6pm on December 27 and January 2.

Asda, on Leeds Road, Glass Houghton, will be open from 9am-6pm on Boxing Day, December 27 and January 2.

Boots, at Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, Castleford, will be open from 10am-4pm on December 26 and 27.

Dr Phil Earnshaw, chairman of NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The last thing anyone wants for Christmas is to be poorly, but if you do find yourself feeling unwell, your pharmacy can help you with more than you might think.

“Pharmacists are highly trained professionals who can offer expert advice and treatment for many minor health problems.

“Remember while you’re Christmas shopping to stock up your medicine cabinet with items such as mild pain killers, indigestion remedies and cough and cold remedies.

“And don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions from your GP that you may need during the holidays.”