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Help Us To Help You This Easter

18 April 2019

Having essential medicines at home can help you enjoy the four-day Easter weekend in the event of any minor illness or injury, particularly when there is reduced access to your GP or pharmacy.

You can stock your medicine cabinet with essentials for around £10. These, along with approximate prices, may include painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen (25/50p), aspirin (£1) and antihistamines for allergies (£2.50 for a month’s supply). A range of over-the-counter medicines can also be bought from Leighton Hospital’s pharmacy, which is located near to the main outpatients hall and offers items at a reduced rate for staff.

Dr Sinead Clarke, GP and Clinical Director for the South Cheshire and Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), said: “Your local pharmacist will be able to help you pick the over-the-counter medicines you need. Some pharmacies are also open over the bank holiday, so will be a great place to go and get medical advice, rather than waiting for an appointment you probably don’t need. 

“If you need urgent medical advice, the NHS 111 telephone service is a free phone number provided by North West Ambulance Service. They will give you the advice you need or direct you to the service best for your need. You can also now access NHS 111 online.”

Services Available This Easter


Go to South Cheshire CCG's Self Care page to get up to speed on the steps to take to treat most common illnesses and ailments at home.


By clicking on the area you can find out which of your South Cheshire and Vale Royal pharmacies are open over the bank holiday weekend. 

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones and are answered by the North West Ambulance Service. You can now also access NHS 111 online.