Bank Holiday opening times for pharmacies and GP surgeries


As we fast approach a Bank Holiday at the end of this month, residents are being reminded to make sure their medicine cabinets are stocked up.

Most pharmacies and GP surgeries will be closed on Monday 28 August, so people are advised to plan ahead.

If you are on regular medication, the east Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups are urging you to make sure you have enough to last while GPs and pharmacists are closed.

A small number of pharmacies will be open but with reduced opening times. Details of local pharmacy opening times can be downloaded below.


If you need help over the bank holiday when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 to find a local service that is open. You can also visit NHS Choices at

A&Es and emergency ambulances are for life-threatening emergencies only, 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.

Choosing the right NHS service will help get you the best advice and reduces pressure on A&E and GP services, freeing them up to help those who need it most.

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