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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is reminding people that a network of pharmacies will be open over the forthcoming August 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 26th August.

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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, you can visit a walk-in centre or call NHS111, 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.”

Pharmacy Opening Times – Monday 26th August 2019

Tesco Ryde – 12:00 until 16:00
Boots Newport – 10:00 until 16:00
Boots Ryde – 10:00 until 16:00
Boots Shanklin – 10:00 until 16:00

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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.

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