Bank holiday – the pharmacies that will be open
12 August 2019

The August bank holiday weekend is nearly here which could spell three days of visiting family, having a go at some DIY or going out an about in the local area.

The NHS wants to remind people that a network of pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday weekend and can help you with any minor incident or illness.

In recent years the range of treatment and advice available at pharmacies has increased hugely.

They can help people cope with many common health concerns, provide advice and guidance on what over-the-counter medicines to use, as well as supplying prescribed medicines.

This year the August bank holiday falls on Monday 26 August.

Dr Michele Legg, clinical chair of the NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Whether you’re keeping busy with plans, or resting up, we want to ensure you stay safe and know where to go should you need healthcare help.

“A number of pharmacies will be open on the island, or if you are not sure what to do you can call NHS111 or use NHS111 online, if you need medical help.

“It’s also important you plan ahead and check your medicine supplies to ensure you have enough to last throughout the weekend and beyond.”

Bank holiday opening times for pharmacies on the island are now available from the CCG website – please click here.

All details of opening hours are correct at the time of publication, although these are subject to change - patients are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to confirm opening hours.

For more information about all of your local urgent care options – including walk-in centres, minor injuries units and the NHS 111 phone service – please click here.