Your local pharmacy can offer health advice and medicines for a range of common health problems.
Please see below for details of phamacies open on August Bank Holiday Monday.
Don't forget to order and collect your repeat prescriptions in good time to avoid running out of medicine over the weekend.
If you are feeling under the weather and you are not getting better, get early advice. Minor illnesses can get worse quickly – especially if you are over 60. Visit your local pharmacist for quick and easy access to health advice and recommended treatments for minor illnesses. If they are concerned about your condition, they will advise you about the right source of help.
For minor injuries and illnesses, you can look after yourself with a well stocked medicine cabinet and first aid materials - again ask your local pharmacist for advice.
Weatherwise, the Bank Holiday weekend could be a mini-heatwave and care should be taken to avoid heat related illnesses by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat and drinking plently of water. Find more heatwave advice here
Make sure you know where best to turn when you need help. A&E or 999 should only be used in a life-threatening emergency. Orsett Minor Injuries Unit can treat miror injuries .Find more information here