May 2021 Bank Holidays Pharmacy Provision

19-04-2021

NHS England have published final versions of the Lancashire & South Cumbria May bank holidays (3rd May & 31st May) posters detailing pharmaceutical provisions in the area. These are the final posters and no further versions will be issued. Please ensure this is displayed clearly in the window/outside your pharmacy for all patients to see in the event they require access to pharmaceutical services in the area over the two bank holidays.

The posters have been generated from DoS, any discrepancies please update DoS ASAP and update NHS Choices with your bank holiday hours if you have not already done so.

Ensure all pages of the poster are displayed somewhere accessible to patients, including when the pharmacy is closed. Please display ALL CCG posters for patients to see should they be travelling to another area.

Please ensure the poster is displayed clearly in your pharmacy to signpost patients to the nearest available pharmacy over the bank holiday.

If you are planning to open on a Bank Holiday and something happens that prevents you from opening – as well as informing NHSE&I by email at england.lscpharmacy@nhs.net you also need to update the DoS by using their emergency number 0300 0200 363 so that patients will not be signposted to your pharmacy by NHS 111

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