21st August 2015

There are a range of NHS services available to make sure you get the right treatment at the right time throughout the upcoming August bank holiday weekend.

If you’re unwell, you can access a variety of treatment and care by making sure you ‘choose well’ and use services such as their local community pharmacist or NHS 111.

Local community pharmacists provide free health advice to support you to self-care and no appointment is necessary. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give expert help on everyday illnesses and answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medicines.

All year round, pharmacists can also advise on healthy eating, losing weight and giving up smoking and many have private areas where people can talk in confidence. You can see which pharmacies are open across the bank holiday weekends below.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including bank holidays, to offer medical advice and help when it isn’t an emergency. Simply call 111 from a landline or mobile phone to access this service for free.

If you need medical help urgently when your usual GP surgery is closed over the bank holiday weekend, you can call NHS 111 for immediate advice and to contact the GP out-of-hours service.

The Choose Well website also provides information about local health services – visit to find out more.

Please do not forget that Accident and Emergency at your local hospital should not be used unless it is a critical or life-threatening illness or injury.

Pharmacy opening hours for August Bank Holiday in Mid Essex: Venue Address Opening Hours
Sainsbury’s Pharmacy 2 White Hart Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PA 09:00 – 19:00
Boots Pharmacy 7 George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree, CM8 1RB 10:00 – 16:00
Boots Pharmacy 43 High Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1DD 10:00 – 17:00
Boots Pharmacy 54 High St, Maldon CM9 5PN 10:00 – 17:00
Boots Pharmacy Unit 2B Chelmer Village Retail Park, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6XE 09:00 – 18:00
Boots Pharmacy 69-71 High Street, Halstead CO9 2JD 10:00 – 16:00
Morrison’s Pharmacy Dickens Place, Copperfield Rd, N Melbourne, Chelmsford CM1 4UX 09:00 – 18:00
Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Superstore, 1 The Square, Notley Green, Gt Notley, Braintree CM77 7WW 11:00 – 16:00
Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Store, 47 – 53 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6QT 11:00 – 16:00
Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Store, Fullbridge, Maldon CM9 4LE 11:00 – 16:00
Tesco Pharmacy Princes Road, Chelmsford CM2 9XW 11:00 – 16:00
Boots Pharmacy 29 The Meadows, Chelmsford, CM2 6FD 10:30 – 16:30
Sainsbury’s Pharmacy 1 Western Approach, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8AA 09:00 – 18:00
Boots Unit 9, Tollgate West, Colchester, CO3 8RG 09:00 – 17:00
Tesco Pharmacy Highwoods Sq, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9ED 09:00 – 18:00
Boots UK (Alliance Pharmacy) 37 Barfield Road, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8QX 10:00 – 16:00
Sainsbury’s Pharmacy 51 William Hunter Way, Brentwood, CM14 4WQ 09:00 – 19:00
Boots 223 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BL 10:00 – 16:00
Ropers The Chemist 3-5 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM16 1AB 11:00 – 12:00

Issued by the Communications and Engagement team, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Telephone: 01245 459414 Email: @MidEssexCCG

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