24 December 2019 14:40
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from stokesentinel - Daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email With Christmas just around the corner, GPs in Stoke-on-Trent are urging people to make sure they are prepared if they become ill over the festive season. Anyone with an urgent medical concern should call NHS 111 or go to: 111.nhs.uk which is available 24 hours a day, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Health bosses say GP appointments are available on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day as well as the weekend between the holidays, but may not be at a patient's own GP practice. Dr Steve Fawcett, a Staffordshire CCG Medical Director said: "All GP practices will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. However, if you need urgent care or advice over the festive period the NHS is here to help you. "For minor illnesses you can see your local pharmacist who can offer you medical advice and over-the-counter remedies. Pharmacists will be happy to assist you there-and-then with a free consultation, with a number across the area open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
"I would also encourage people that have repeat prescriptions to ensure that they have enough medication to last through the holiday period but remember not to over order." (Image: Getty Images) Opening times for pharmacies in North Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent Asda Pharmacy, Scotia Road, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, ST6 6AT. Boots the Chemist Unit 10, Alexandra Retail Park, Scotia Rd, Tunstall, ST6 6BE. Christmas Day: Closed, Boxing Day: 10:30am-4:30pm. New Year's Eve: Closed Boots the Chemist 3/5 Upper Market Square, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 1PZ. Boots the Chemist Unit 5, Festival Park, Hanley, ST1 5SJ.
Lloyds Pharmacy Sainsbury's, London Road, ST4 7QD. Middleport Pharmacy 185 Newcastle St, Middleport, ST6 3QJ. Morrisons Pharmacy Festival Way, Festival Park, ST1 5NY. Waterloo Pharmacy 159 Waterloo Road, Cobridge, ST6 2ER. Waterloo Pharmacy 68 The Strand, Longton, ST3 2NR. Christmas Day: 10am-6pm. Newcastle Asda Pharmacy Wolstanton Retail Pk, Wolstanton, ST5 0AY. Boots the Chemist 60-62 High Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 1QL. Hollowood Chemists Ltd Kingsbridge House, Kingsbridge Ave, Clayton, ST5 3HP. Lloyds Pharmacy, (Sainsbury's) Ashfields New Rd, Newcastle, ST5 2AF. Morrisons Pharmacy Goose Street, Off Brook Lane, ST5 3HY. Leek Boots the Chemist 13 Derby Street, ST13 6HT. Leek Pharmacy 55 Queen's Drive, ST13 6QF. Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsbury's) Churnet Way, Macclesfield Rd, ST13 8YG. Stafford Asda Pharmacy Asda Superstore, Queensway, ST16 3TA. Boots the Chemist 10/14 Market Square, ST16 2BD. Boots the Chemist Queens Retail Park, Silkmore Lane, ST17 4SU. Boxing Day: 10:30am-4:30pm. New Year's Day: 10:30am-4:30pm. Weston Road Pharmacy 65 Weston Road, ST16 3RL. (Image: Getty) Stone Boots the Chemist 18-20 High Street, Stone, ST15 8AW. New Year's Day: 11am-noon. Stone Pharmacy Mansion House Surgery, Abbey Road, ST15 8YE. Christmas Day: Closed. Boxing Day: 11am-noon. Closed. Walton Pharmacy 46 Eccleshall Road, Walton, Stone, ST15 0HN. Telephone: 01785 812059. Christmas Day: noon-1pm. Boxing Day: Closed. New Year's Day: Closed. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app - You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple's App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook - Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter - For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram - Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire - and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year - the turkey is ready to go into the oven, the presents are under the tree, and the smell of mince pies fills the air. But what happens if you've forgotten the sprouts, or need to top up on the bubbly this Christmas? Express.co.uk is open hand with its Morrisons opening hours guide for Christmas and into the New Year. Christmas dinner: The supermarket with the cheapest food revealed When will Morrisons be open over Christmas? Morrisons will operate reduced opening hours over the Christmas period - but you'll still be able to nip out for supplies if you find yourself short. Customers are advised to check their local store opening times - you can find them HERE. But for now, Express.co.uk brings you a guide of what time you can expect stores to open. READ MORE: Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's: Urgent food recall warning amid health fears