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Local Pharmacies Opening Times Over New Year’s Holidays

London Pharmacy Opening Hours For New Year’s 2022

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number New Year’s Day

1st Jan 2022

New Year Bank Holiday

3rd January 2022

Barking & Dagenham Britannia Pharmacy Barking Community Hospital, Upney Lane, Barking IG11 9LX 020 8594 2686 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Barnet Fairview Pharmacy Finchley Memorial Hospital, Granville Road N12 0JE 020 8346 0707 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Greenfield Pharmacy 16 Greenhill Parade, New Barnet EN5 1ES 020 8449 0708 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Bexley Ormays 224 Bexley Road, Erith DA8 3HD 01322 347796 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
St Johns Pharmacy

 

16 High Street, Sidcup DA14 6EH 020 8309 1687 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Brent Jade Pharmacy

 

204 Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4QG 020 8902 0173 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Chana Chemist Willesden Centre for Health, Robson Avenue NW10 3RY 020 8459 2332 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Churchills Pharmacy 207 Kenton Road, Kenton HA3 0HD 020 8907 3511 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Gimmack Chemist 177 Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood NW2 3HT 020 8452 2418 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Bromley Petts Wood Pharmacy 83 Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1DQ 01689 898580 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00
Boots the Chemist 182 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1EW 020 8650 0640 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Paydens

Chemist

399-401 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR 020 8650 8089 07:00-20:00 CLOSED
Camden Pharmacy Republic 100 Fleet Road NW3 2QX 020 7485 2240 08:00-23:00 08:00-23:00
Grafton Pharmacy 132/132 A Tottenham Crt Rd W1T 5AZ 020 7383 4233 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
City of London There will be a small number of pharmacies in City of London who will be open and the information for this is available at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy
Croydon Mayday Pharmacy 514 London Road CR7 7HQ 020 8689 9345 09:00-22:00 09:00-22:00
Foxley Lane Pharmacy 32 Foxley Lane, Purley CR8 3EE 020 8668 6891 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Dougans Chemist 114 Headley Drive, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0QF 01689 841251 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Larchwood Pharmacy 215 Lower Addiscombe Rd, Croydon CR0 6RB 020 8654 1149 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Ealing Jallas Chemist 313 Horn Lane, Acton W3 0BU 020 8992 6558 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Remedy Chemist 83 Greenford Avenue, Hanwell W7 1LJ 020 8567 2032 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Enfield Elgon Chemist 291 High Street, Ponders End, Enfield EN3 4DN 020 8805 5298 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Healthfare Pharmacy 9 Coleman Parade, Southbury Road, Enfield EN1 1YY 020 8367 5456 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Bees Dispensing Chemist 172 Fore Street, Edmonton N18 2JB 020 8807 3228 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number New Year’s Day

1st Jan 2022

New Year Bank Holiday

3rd January 2022

Greenwich Dickinson Chemist 130 Westmount Road, Eltham SE9 1UT 020 8850 1350 CLOSED 10:00-14:00
P.E.Logan

 

209 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich SE10 9EQ 020 8858 1073 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hackney Bees Chemist 261 Wick Road, Hackney E9 5DG 020 8985 5265 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Dev’s Chemist 103a Dalston Lane, Dalston E8 1NH 020 7249 8060 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hammersmith & Fulham Marcus Jones Pharmacy 96 Old Oak Common Lane, East Acton W3 7DA 020 8743 3674 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Fulham Pharmacy 608 Fulham Road, Fulham SW6 5RP 020 7736 4126 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Haringey Somerset Gardens Pharmacy Somerset Gdns Fam Hth Ctr, 4 Creighton Road, Tottenham N17 8NW 020 8801 3539 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Harrow Fairview Pharmacy 293-295 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 5ED 020 8951 0542 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Gor @ Pinn Med Centre 37 Love Lane, Pinner HA5 3EE 020 8866 2710 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
KL Pharmacy 190 Alexandra Avenue, Kenton HA2 9BN 020 8422 2563 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Havering Mim Pharmacy 118 North Street, Romford RM1 1DL 01708 743341 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Britcrown Pharmacy 5 Balgores Lane, Gidea Park RM2 5JR

 

01708 740587 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number New Year’s Day

1st Jan 2022

New Year Bank Holiday

3rd January 2022

Hillingdon

 

Eastcote Pharmacy  109-111 Field End Road, Eastcote HA5 1QG 020 8866 2572 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hounslow Riverside Pharmacy 1 Shrewsbury Walk, Isleworth TW7 7DE 020 8560 2181 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Islington Wellcare Pharmacy 552 Holloway Road N7 6JP 020 7263 3152 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Caledonian Pharmacy

 

486a Caledonian Road N7 9RP 020 7609 0798 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Kensington & Chelsea Golborne Pharmacy 106 Golborne Road W10 5PS 020 8969 8741 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Medicine Chest

 

413-415 Kings Road SW10 0LR 020 7351 1142 09:00-18:30 10:00-18:00
Kingston Boots 19 Victoria Rd, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4JZ 020 8399 2715 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Paydens Pharmacy Surbiton Health Centre, Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6EZ 020 8390 9601 07:00-20:00 CLOSED
Lambeth Vitelow Pharmacy 26 Clapham Road, Clapham SW9 0JG 020 7735 2730 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Lewisham Rushey Green Pharmacy

 

The Primary Care Centre, Hawstead Road, London SE6 4JH 020 7138 1790 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Merton Tanna Pharmacy 14 Southlodge Avenue, Mithcam CR4 1LU 020 8764 6107 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Newham Britannia Pharmacy 10 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow E13 8QG 020 8471 3147 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Salus Pharmacy 42 Liberty Bridge Road, Olympic Park, Stratford E20 1AS 020 8555 3767 08:00-14:00 08:00-14:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number New Year’s Day

1st Jan 2022

New Year Bank Holiday

3rd January 2022

Redbridge Eden Pharmacy 79-85 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes IG3 9UB 020 8597 3477 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Britannia Pharmacy Loxford Polyclinic, 417 Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2SN 020 8478 4347 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Richmond K C Pharmacy 23 Broad Street, Teddington TW11 8QZ 020 8977 1351 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00
Southwark Jamaica Road Pharmacy 182 Jamaica Road, North Southwark SE16 4RT 020 7237 3483 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
 

Vale Pharmacy

104 Grove Vale, East Dulwich SE22 8DR 020 8299 1103 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Boots Hayes Galleria Unit 8-11 Hays Galleria, Counter Street SE1 9HD 020 7407 4276 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Sutton Sutton & Merton Out of Hours 28 The Market Wrythe Lane, Carshalton SM5 1AG 020 8644 9589 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Tower Hamlets Green Light Pharmacy St Andrews Health Centre, 2 Hannaford Walk, Bromley-by-Bow E3 3FF 020 3069 7858 09:00-18:30 09:00-18:30
Barkantine Pharmacy Barkantine Primary Cc, 121 Westferry Road, Millwall E14 8JH 020 7987 4313 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Shantys Chemist 253 Whitechapel Rd E1 1DB 020 7247 2140 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Waltham Forest Leyton Green Pharmacy

 

768 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow E17 9DN 020 8539 5984 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Cavendish Pharmacy – 281-283 Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 6HD 020 8527 1358 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number New Year’s Day

1st Jan 2022

New Year Bank Holiday

3rd January 2022

Wandsworth Tooting Pharmacy 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ 020 8672 5843 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Barkers Chemist 49 Falcon Road, Battersea SW11 2PH 020 7228 1701 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Westminster Apek Pharmacy 107 Praed Street W2 1NT 020 7724 8698 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

*For Merton, The Sutton & Merton Out of Hours Pharmacy is close by, but is located in Sutton

 

 

Local Pharmacies Opening Times Over Christmas Holidays

London Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas Holiday 2021

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Barking & Dagenham Britannia Pharmacy Barking Community Hospital, Upney Lane, Barking IG11 9LX 020 8594 2686 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Barnet Fairview Pharmacy Finchley Memorial Hospital, Granville Road N12 0JE 020 8346 0707 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Greenfield Pharmacy 16 Greenhill Parade, New Barnet EN5 1ES 020 8449 0708 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Bexley Ormays 224 Bexley Road, Erith DA8 3HD 01322 347796 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
St Johns Pharmacy

 

16 High Street, Sidcup DA14 6EH 020 8309 1687 10:00-18:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Brent Jade Pharmacy

 

204 Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4QG 020 8902 0173 10:00-18:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Chana Chemist Willesden Centre for Health, Robson Avenue NW10 3RY 020 8459 2332 10:00-18:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Churchills Pharmacy 207 Kenton Road, Kenton HA3 0HD 020 8907 3511 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Gimmack Chemist 10 Station Parade Willesden Green NW2 4NU 020 8452 4702 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Bromley Petts Wood Pharmacy 83 Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1DQ 01689 898580 10:00-18:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00
Boots the Chemist 182 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1EW 020 8650 0640 CLOSED CLOSED 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Paydens Chemist 399-401 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR 020 8650 8089 10:00-18:00 08:00-20:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Camden Pharmacy Republic 100 Fleet Road NW3 2QX 020 7485 2240 08:00-23:00 08:00-23:00 08:00-23:00 08:00-23:00
Grafton Pharmacy 132/132 A Tottenham Crt Rd W1T 5AZ 020 7383 4233 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
City of London There will be a small number of pharmacies in City of London who will be open and the information for this is available at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy

 

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Croydon Mayday Pharmacy 514 London Road CR7 7HQ 020 8689 9345 09:00-22:00 09:00-22:00 09:00-22:00 09:00-22:00
Foxley Lane Pharmacy 32 Foxley Lane, Purley CR8 3EE 020 8668 6891 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Dougans Chemist 114 Headley Drive, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0QF 01689 841251 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Larchwood Pharmacy 215 Lower Addiscombe Rd, Croydon CR0 6RB 020 8654 1149 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Ealing Jallas Chemist 313 Horn Lane, Acton W3 0BU 020 8992 6558 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Remedy Chemist 83 Greenford Avenue, Hanwell W7 1LJ 020 8567 2032 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Enfield Elgon Chemist 291 High Street, Ponders End, Enfield EN3 4DN 020 8805 5298 10:00-18:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Healthfare Pharmacy 9 Coleman Parade, Southbury Road, Enfield EN1 1YY 020 8367 5456 10:00-18:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Bees Dispensing Chemist 172 Fore Street, Edmonton N18 2JB 020 8807 3228 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Greenwich Dickinson Chemist 130 Westmount Road, Eltham SE9 1UT 020 8850 1350 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
P.E.Logan

 

209 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich SE10 9EQ 020 8858 1073 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hackney Bees Chemist 261 Wick Road, Hackney E9 5DG 020 8985 5265 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Dev’s Chemist 103a Dalston Lane, Dalston E8 1NH 020 7249 8060 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hammersmith & Fulham Marcus Jones Pharmacy 96 Old Oak Common Lane, East Acton W3 7DA 020 8743 3674 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Fulham Pharmacy 608 Fulham Road, Fulham SW6 5RP 020 7736 4126 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Haringey Somerset Gardens Pharmacy Somerset Gdns Fam Hth Ctr, 4 Creighton Road, Tottenham N17 8NW 020 8801 3539 10:00-18:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Harrow Fairview Pharmacy 293-295 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 5ED 020 8951 0542 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Gor @ Pinn Med Centre 37 Love Lane, Pinner HA5 3EE 020 8866 2710 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
KL Pharmacy 190 Alexandra Avenue, Kenton HA2 9BN 020 8422 2563 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Havering Mim Pharmacy 118 North Street, Romford RM1 1DL 01708 743341 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Britcrown Pharmacy 5 Balgores Lane, Gidea Park RM2 5JR

 

01708 740587 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hillingdon

 

Eastcote Pharmacy  109-111 Field End Road, Eastcote HA5 1QG 020 8866 2572 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Hounslow Riverside Pharmacy 1 Shrewsbury Walk, Isleworth TW7 7DE 020 8560 2181 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Islington Wellcare Pharmacy 552 Holloway Road N7 6JP 020 7263 3152 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Caledonian Pharmacy

 

486a Caledonian Road N7 9RP 020 7609 0798 CLOSED  

CLOSED

 

10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Kensington & Chelsea Golborne Pharmacy 106 Golborne Road W10 5PS 020 8969 8741 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Medicine Chest

 

413-415 Kings Road SW10 0LR 020 7351 1142 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Kingston Boots 19 Victoria Rd, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4JZ 020 8399 2715 CLOSED 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Paydens Chemist Surbiton Health Centre, Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6EZ 020 8390 9601 10:00-18:00 08:00-20:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Lambeth Vitelow Pharmacy 26 Clapham Road, Clapham SW9 0JG 020 7735 2730 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Lewisham Rushey Green Pharmacy

 

The Primary Care Centre, Hawstead Road, London SE6 4JH 020 7138 1790 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Merton Tanna Pharmacy 14 Southlodge Avenue, Mithcam CR4 1LU 020 8764 6107 CLOSED CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Newham Britannia Pharmacy 10 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow E13 8QG 020 8471 3147 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Salus Pharmacy 42 Liberty Bridge Road, Olympic Park, Stratford E20 1AS 020 8555 3767 08:00-14:00 08:00-14:00 08:00-14:00 08:00-14:00
Redbridge Eden Pharmacy 79-85 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes IG3 9UB 020 8597 3477 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Britannia Pharmacy Loxford Polyclinic, 417 Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2SN 020 8478 4347 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Richmond K C Pharmacy 23 Broad Street, Teddington TW11 8QZ 020 8977 1351 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00
Southwark Jamaica Road Pharmacy 182 Jamaica Road, North Southwark SE16 4RT 020 7237 3483 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
 

Vale Pharmacy

104 Grove Vale, East Dulwich SE22 8DR 020 8299 1103 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Boots Hayes Galleria Unit 8-11 Hays Galleria, Counter Street SE1 9HD 020 7407 4276 CLOSED 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00

 

 

Borough Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Christmas Day 

25th Dec 21

Boxing Day 26th Dec 21 Bank Holiday 27th Dec 21 Bank Holiday

28th Dec 21

Sutton Sutton & Merton Out of Hours 28 The Market Wrythe Lane, Carshalton SM5 1AG 020 8644 9589 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Tower Hamlets Green Light Pharmacy St Andrews Health Centre, 2 Hannaford Walk, Bromley-by-Bow E3 3FF 020 3069 7858 09:00-18:30 09:00-18:30 09:00-18:30 09:00-18:30
Barkantine Pharmacy Barkantine Primary Cc, 121 Westferry Road, Millwall E14 8JH 020 7987 4313 10:00-18:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00 11:00-15:00
Shantys Chemist 253 Whitechapel Rd E1 1DB 020 7247 2140 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Waltham Forest Leyton Green Pharmacy

 

768 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow E17 9DN 020 8539 5984 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Cavendish Pharmacy – 281-283 Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 6HD 020 8527 1358 10:00-18:00 09:00-13:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Wandsworth Tooting Pharmacy 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ 020 8672 5843 10:00-18:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Barkers Chemist 49 Falcon Road, Battersea SW11 2PH 020 7228 1701 10:00-18:00 CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Westminster Apek Pharmacy 107 Praed Street W2 1NT 020 7724 8698 CLOSED CLOSED 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00
Pharmacentre 149 Edgware Road W2 2HU 020 7723 2336 09:00-Midnight 09:00-Midnight 09:00-Midnight 09:00-Midnight

*For Merton, The Sutton & Merton Out of Hours Pharmacy is close by, but is located in Sutton

Sick Notes From 17th December 2021 Onwards

Sick Note Update

Temporary changes in effect from 17th December 2021 – 27th January 2022.

Employees can take time off work if they’re ill. They need to give their employer proof if they’re ill for more than 28 days.

If employees are off work for 28 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a medical professional.

Employees must give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) if they’ve been ill for more than 28 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.

If employees are self-isolating and cannot work because of coronavirus (COVID-19) they can get an ‘isolation note’ online from NHS 111. They do not have to go to their GP or a hospital.

When they return to work, their employer can ask them to confirm they’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and employee will agree on how the employee should do this. They might need to fill in a form or send details of their sick leave by email.

Fit notes do not have to be provided for government benefit claims until 27 January. This will not affect claims to benefit.

If their employer agrees, a similar document can be provided by a physiotherapist, podiatrist or occupational therapist instead. This is called an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Health and Work Report.

 

 

Prescribing Of Over The Counter Medicine Is Changing!

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not give you a prescription for over the counter medicines, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.

Please Help The NHS To Use Resources Sensibly

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.

This applies to treatments for these conditions:
Acute sore throat.
Minor burns and scalds.
Conjunctivitis.
Mild cystitis.
Coughs, colds, and nasal congestion.
Mild dry skin.
Cradle cap.
Mild irritant dermatitis.
Dandruff.
Mild to moderate hay fever.
Diarrhoea (adults).
Dry eyes / sore tired eyes.
Mouth ulcers.
Earwax.
Nappy rash.
Excessive sweating.
Infant colic.
Sunburn.
Infrequent cold sores.
of the lip.
Sun protection.
Infrequent constipation.
Teething / mild toothache.
Infrequent migraine.
Threadworms.
Insect bites and stings.
Travel sickness.
Mild acne.
Warts and verrucae.

GPs, nurses or pharmacists will no longer prescribe probiotics and some vitamins and minerals. You can get these from eating a healthy, varied and balanced diet, or buy them at your pharmacy or supermarket.

Why does the NHS need to reduce prescriptions for over the counter medicines?

The NHS has been spending around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket, such as paracetamol. By reducing the amount the
NHS spends on over the counter medicines, we can give priority to treatments for people with more serious conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

Exceptions To The New Prescription Pules

You may still be prescribed a medicine for a condition on the list if:

• You need treatment for a long-term condition, e.g. regular pain relief for chronic arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease.
• You need treatment for more complex forms of minor illnesses, e.g. migraines that are very bad and where over the counter medicines do not work.
• You need an over the counter medicine to treat a side effect of a prescription medicine or symptom of another illness, e.g. constipation when taking certain painkillers.
• The medicine has a licence which doesn’t allow the product to be sold over the counter to certain groups of patients. This could include babies, children or women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
• The person prescribing thinks that a patient cannot treat themselves, for example because of mental health problems or severe social vulnerability.

The reasons vary for each condition. Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will speak to you if this affects you.

How Your Local Pharmacy Team Can Help You

Your local pharmacy team are qualified healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to help with many health concerns. Pharmacists can give clinical advice, right there and then, and help you
choose the most appropriate treatment. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.

What Can You Do?

Keeping a few useful medicines at home means you can treat common conditions immediately without needing to see a healthcare professional. These could include:
• Painkillers to help with pain, discomfort, and fever.
• Indigestion medicines, oral rehydration salts and treatments for constipation and diarrhoea.
• Treatments for seasonal conditions like colds and hay fever.
• Sunblock and after sun.
• Basic first aid items (for example plasters or antiseptic cream).

If you have children, make sure you also have products suitable for them. Speak to your local pharmacy team about what medicines to keep at home, where to store them safely and how to use them.

What If My Symptoms Don’t Improve?

Your local pharmacy team can tell you how long to expect the symptoms of your condition to last. If they haven’t improved after this time or you start to feel a lot worse, you should:
• Go back to the pharmacy for further advice.
• Call NHS 111.
• Contact your GP.

Visit nhs.uk and click on ‘Services Near You’ to help you choose the right service.

A&E and 999 should only be used for serious and life-threatening emergencies.

Finding More Information And Support
• Visit the NHS website nhs.uk for information and advice on treating minor health concerns.
• Find out more about this change to prescription policy at: nhs.uk/OTCmedicines

BLOOD TESTS FOR PATIENTS NOT REGISTERED WITH US – PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Goodcare Practice has pre-bookable phlebotomy slots (blood test slots) for external patients every Monday – Friday.

Please note that you will first need to speak to the practice that you are registered with, so that they can generate/print a blood test form. Your practice will then print out and give you a pathology/blood form before before you can attend your appointment with us. Blood forms cannot be e-mailed, you will need to pick up the form from your surgery

If you require a blood test at our surgery please call our reception after 1030 on weekdays to book an appointment. Our number is 020 313 7600

Please also remember to tell us whether your test is fasting or non-fasting. You doctor will tell you this and it will also say which test you have on your blood form.

As always, please remember to wear a mask when you visit our building or you will not be allowed to enter.