Choose the right health services over the Easter holiday

Date: 20 March 2018

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Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is advising local people to consider options for healthcare over the Easter holiday.

If you, or someone you care for, is feeling unwell, there are a number of ways to get the right care:

  • Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries.  A range of common winter illness and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
  • You don't need an appointment to see a pharmacist and most pharmacies have private consultation areas, so they are a good first port of call.  Your pharmacist will advise if you need further medical attention. 
  • Your doctor’s surgery can advise on most health conditions.  But out-of-hours GP services and the NHS 111 service are there when your surgery is closed.

There are occasions when someone will run out of medication and need something before they can get to the GP or their regular pharmacist to get a repeat prescription.  In these circumstances patients should go to any pharmacy that is open and the pharmacist will be able to dispense an emergency supply if they have it in stock.

Please find a link here to pharmacy opening hours over the Easter holiday in Oxfordshire.

The Accident & Emergency Department and the emergency ambulance service provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.  In these cases call 999 immediately.

Please visit our other web pages for more information on local health services.


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    Choose the right health services over the Easter holiday

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  • Date:
    20 March 2018