Are you ready for the bank holiday?

Published on Friday 18 August 2017

NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local people to be prepared in advance of the Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 28 August.

Dr Barry Silvert, Clinical Director for Commissioning at the CCG, said: “A bank holiday can be a welcome break for us all and we all want to make the most of it.  Make sure you’re well prepared and know where to go if a member of the family is injured or unwell.  Lots of health problems can be easily dealt with at home, or there is your local pharmacy for over the counter medicines and advice.  Please remember that our A&E department is for serious or life threatening conditions only.  If you go along with something more minor, you may be advised to use another NHS service.”

Bolton’s pharmacists offer expert health advice without an appointment and can recommend over the counter medicines for common illnesses such as diarrhoea, headaches, coughs and colds, and bites and stings.  A number of Bolton pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday.

Asda, Burnden Park, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL3 2QS    
01204 374 710       
9am – 6pm

Asda, Moss Bank Way, Atley Bridge, Bolton, BL1 8QS          
01204 602 010       
9am – 6pm

Asda, Brackley Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9DT              
01204 709 809       
9am – 6pm

Asda, 45-53 The Linkway, Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6JA    
01204 699 337       
9am – 6pm

Boots, Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JA  
01204 469831        
10am to 6pm

Boots, Unit 5, Bolton Shopping Park, Trinity Street, Bolton, BL3 6DH 
01204 523 689       
10am - 6pm

Boots, 12-15 Mealhouse Lane, Bolton, BL1 1DF   
01204 528 266       
10.30am – 4.30pm

Boots, Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL   
01204 524 133       
11am – 5pm

Cohens, Waters Meeting Health Centre, Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW             
01204 523 148       
10am – 9pm

Deane Pharmacy, Horsfield Street, Bolton, BL3 4LU            
01204 662 151       
8am – 11pm

Lloyds, Trinity Street, Bolton, BL3 6DH 
01204 511 200       
8am – 7pm

Nash Pharmacy       63 Castle Street, Bolton, BL2 1AD         
01204 363 030       
9am – 10pm

Tesco, Long Causeway, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9LS             
0161 602 8970       
9am – 6pm

Tesco, Mansell Way, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JS     
01204 501 005       
9am – 6pm

GP Practices will be closed on bank holiday Monday, however some appointments will be available to book on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at two hubs (Halliwell Surgery and Deane Medical Centre).  Patients are advised to contact their own GP practice for more information on availability.  The GP out of hours service will be available all weekend, including bank holiday Monday.  The contact number is given out on the answerphone message for all Bolton GP practices.

Local residents who take regular medicines on prescription are advised to check that they have sufficient supply at home and allow enough time for a repeat prescription if needed.

Bolton people can also pick up a copy, or download, Think Summer – a new publication with tips, and advice to help families stay healthy and well over the summer.  This new guide has information on getting active, barbecuing safely, staying safe in the sun, and how to deal with common summer ailments and injuries.  For more information on Think Summer, or to download a copy, visit:


Editor’s notes

Pharmacy opening times and contact details have been supplied by Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee and were correct at the time of issue.

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