NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) are reminding locals to check pharmacy opening hours and order any repeat prescriptions in advance of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

For protection against illness, Rochdale borough residents are advised to take practical steps which include checking opening hours, stocking up on over the counter remedies and getting repeat prescriptions before the Easter break.

The full list of pharmacies in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale that will be open over the Easter bank holiday weekend can be viewed here. Patients are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary during the holiday period. 

Some local GP appointments will be available at our extended hours hubs, locations are across the borough over the bank holiday weekend. Patients can book in advance by contacting the Central Booking Service on 0161 763 8292. For more information, please follow this link

Dr Chris Duffy, local GP and Chair of NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) said:

“The Easter break is a time for many of us to relax and enjoy the bank holiday with friends and family. However, we must be prepared beforehand to help make sure that avoidable illness doesn’t spoil the fun, for anyone.

“Many minor conditions can be easily treated if you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. Pharmacists should be your first stop for common problems including mild eczema, coughs and colds, minor cuts and bruises, constipation and indigestion. They can give expert medical advice and help with lots of everyday ailments.  If you do need to see a GP, our extended hours hubs are offering appointments over the bank holiday weekend.

“By choosing the right service, patients will get the best treatment in the shortest possible time - whilst keeping emergency health services available for emergencies and life threatening conditions.”




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