Pharmacy opening times and health advice over New Year period

NHS England has advised New Year’s Day is a normal working Sunday for pharmacies but you are advised to check with the pharmacy before making your journey.

The CCG has verified that the following pharmacies will be open on New Year's Day, Sunday January 1st:

Brentwood: Sainsbury's, William Hunter Way CM14 4WQ  - 10am-4pm

Basildon: Boots, Mayflower Retail Park SS14 3HZ - 10.30am-4.30pm

Wickford: Boots, Willowdale Centre, High Street SS12 0RA  10am-4pm

Bank Holiday, Monday 2 January 2017

Basildon: Boots Pharmacy, 25 Town Square SS14 1BA - 8:30am 5:30pm

Basildon: Boots Pharmacy, Unit 6B Mayflower Retail Park SS14 3HZ - 10am-5pm

Billericay: Boots Pharmacy, 64-66 High Street CM12 9BS - 10am-4pm

Brentwood: Boots Pharmacy 51 High Street CM14 4RH - 8:30am-6pm

Pitsea: Boots Pharmacy, 8 Northlands Pavement SS13 3DU - 10am-4pm

Please help your local NHS by taking good care of yourself and planning your healthcare during the New Year period. 

Do enjoy your New Year celebrations but please drink responsibly to avoid becoming unwell or injured as a result of having too much drink. Find tips to avoid a hangover on the NHS Choices website.  If you're having a party at home empty any alcohol or glasses before going to bed. Children are likely to drink the remains if they get up early to play with their toys. Never drink and drive.

With advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, popping along to your local pharmacist at the first sign of illness can help you feel better fast.

NHS 111 is the number to call if you need health advice or support.

The NHS Choices website provides a symptom checker and information on how best to treat a wide range of less urgent problems.

Orsett Minor Injuries Unit is open from 10am-7.30pm, Monday to Sunday (Closed at 6.30pm on last Thursday of each month for team meeting. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). For more information see

We would remind everyone that hospital A&E departments are for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only. If you are in any doubt, please call NHS 111 – calls are answered by trained advisors who will assess your symptoms and direct you to the appropriate source of support.

Date: 30 December 2016

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