Pharmacy opening times over Easter holiday

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People are being advised to stock up on medicines and check when GP surgeries and pharmacies are open over the Easter weekend.

NHS bosses said many surgeries would be closed for the four days and advised people to take precautions against illness.

Dr Phil Earnshaw, chairman of Wakefield District Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Being prepared by having enough repeat medication to cover you and having some simple home remedies available can make all the difference if illness strikes.

“It is also important to plan ahead for any required repeat prescriptions over the Easter break, so please order and collect in good time.

“Make sure you have plenty of medical supplies in the house, for example some simple pain-killers, a paediatric paracetamol mixture for children and an adequate supply of any regular medications you are being prescribed by your doctor.

“Your local pharmacy can give advice on a wide range of conditions and you don’t always need to go to your GP practice.”

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy at Trinity Walk will be open from 7am-11pm on Good Friday and 9am-7pm on Easter Monday.

Exel Chemist, on High Street, Normanton, will be open from 9am-6pm on Good Friday11am-4pm on Easter Sunday and 9am-6pm on Easter Monday.

People can also call NHS 111 or log on to www.nhs.uk