Which Havering pharmacies are open throughout Christmas and New Year?
PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 December 2017
Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Havering that are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day this year.
Govani Chemists in Front Lane, Cranham, is the only pharmacy open in Havering on Christmas Day, from 8am-8pm, but will be closed on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Lloyds Pharmacy within the Sainsbury’s supermarket in The Brewery, Romford, will be open from 9am-5pm on Boxing Dau and from 9am-6pm on New Year’s Day.
Boots at The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, will also be open on Boxing Day, from 8am-6pm, and on New Year’s Day from 10am-5pm.
The Elm Park Pharmacy in Elm Park Avenue will open on December 26 and January 1 from 10am-1.30pm, while the Lloyds Pharmacy in Chase Cross Road, Collier Row, will also open on those days, but from 10am-1pm.
Boots in The Brewery, Romford, will open 9am-6pm on Boxing Day and 10am-5pm on New Year’s Day.
And finally, the Boots in Hornchurch High Street will open at 10am and close at 4pm on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems including; coughs, colds, minor injuries, tummy troubles, allergies and general aches and pains.
Hemant Patel, secretary of the local pharmaceutical committee for north-east London, said: “Many people do not realise how useful pharmacies can be, your local pharmacist can help you with more than you might think.
“Pharmacists complete a 5 year clinical course and can offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems, particularly winter illnesses such as coughs, sore throats and runny noses.
“We would also encourage patients to order any medication they need in plenty of time so they have a good supply during the festive period – and don’t forget to take your medicines with you if you go away.”
If you need medical help urgently, NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Simply call 111 from your landline or mobile to access advice. If you need to be seen, they will be able to direct you to the best service.
Please do not forget that Accident and Emergency at your local hospital should not be used unless it is for critical or life threatening illness or injury.
For more information on what you can do to stay well this winter, please visit nhs.uk/staywell.