20 May 2024

Dozens of pharmacies across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be open and here to help you during the late May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May 2024).

NHS England has published a list showing which pharmacies will be open.

  • A list of pharmacies in Hampshire (Including Southampton and Portsmouth) can be found here.
  • A list of pharmacies on the Isle of Wight can be found here.

You can view a map of the all the pharmacies that will open across south east England by clicking here.

Please note the different dates and opening times, as they vary. Details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change and therefore you are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you need.

Along with minor illness advice and over the counter medicines, many pharmacies in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are now able to treat the following seven conditions: shingles, sore throats, infected insect bites, earaches, sinusitis, impetigo and uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Further information about the Pharmacy First scheme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can be found here: Treatment straight from your pharmacy

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) will also be open over the bank holiday weekend. They can help with injuries and illnesses that need urgent medical attention but aren’t life threatening. Waiting times can be shorter than at Emergency Departments and the team can also refer or direct you to the most appropriate service for you. More information about our UTCs and where your nearest one is, can be found here: Urgent Treatment Centres in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Dr Lara Alloway, Chief Medical Officer for NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight said: “Hospitals and GPs across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been really busy over the last few weeks and I want to remind everyone that local community pharmacists are here to help you during the bank holiday weekend. The pharmacy teams are able to provide you with expert advice on how to treat many common health conditions and they can give you advice regarding medications or direct you to the right service if you need further support.

“Our Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are also open during the bank holiday weekend and they can provide fast, convenient and expert care for anyone with a minor injury or illness that is not life or limb threatening.

“We would also remind people who are on repeat medication to ensure that they check that they have enough supplies to get them through the bank holiday, as obviously, despite the bank holiday cover, a number of pharmacies will be closed.”

You can contact NHS 111 online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 111.nhs.uk and the team can find the right support for you, including access to mental health support.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and there are a number of services available for you if you feel that your mental wellbeing is not as good as it could be.  You can call 111 anytime to speak to a mental health advisor, or if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, anyone in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can text 'HANTS' to 85258 to speak by text with one of Shout's trained volunteers. Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. 


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