Pharmacist / Easter Opening Times

A limited number of pharmacies covering the whole NHSGGC area will be open over the holiday weekend.

The majority of community pharmacies will operate as normal on Friday 18th April, however please note that some pharmacies may close earlier than normal on this day.

Pharmacies located in Health Centres will be closed from Friday 18th to Monday 21st April inclusive.

Pharmacy Services during Public Holidays.

If you forget to obtain a prescription for a repeat medication and run out of important medicines over a holiday weekend, you may be able to get help from your Pharmacy. Under the Urgent Provision of Repeat Medication scheme, pharmacists may be permitted to supply you with a further cycle of a previously repeated medicine without having to get a prescription from your GP.

If you receive stoma products and domiciliary oxygen from your pharmacy and/or receive supplies such as continence products and welfare food from community services, you hould ensure you have sufficient stocks as you may encounter difficulties in obtaining these over the Easter weekend

Minor Ailments – Pharmacists can provide advice and over the counter remedies for a wide range of ailments. In addition, the NHS Minor Ailment Service is available from all community pharmacies in Scotland. You qualify for this service if you are registered with a GP surgery in Scotland, don't live in a nursing or residential care home and were previously exempt from prescription charges under age, illness or income grounds. Once registered, you can have a consultation with a pharmacist without an appointment.Your pharmacist will offer you advice and may supply an appropriate medicine to treat your symptoms free of charge.

Prescriptions – If you are on routine/repeat medication, you should ensure that you have sufficient supplies well in advance of the holiday period.