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Know your options this bank holiday weekend

With another Bank Holiday weekend approaching, did you know that you can quickly get health advice and over-the-counter medicines from your local pharmacy?

Many pharmacies are open during weekends and Bank Holidays, and can be a great place to get quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses, such as hay fever and other allergies.

The following pharmacies in Birmingham and Solihull are open during the two Bank Holiday Mondays in May. You can also access this information NHS Choices.

Birmingham

Pharmacy Address Monday 28 May 2018
Asda Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0HH 9am-6pm
Asda Walmley Ash Road, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B76 1XL 9am-6pm
Asda Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1AA 9am-6pm
Asda Old Horns Crescent, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7HA 9am-6pm
Balsall Heath Pharmacy  1 Edward Road, Baslsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP 9am-7pm 
Boots Unit 6, St Andrews Retail Park, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0XA 10am-6pm
Boots 44-46 Gracechurch Shopping Centre, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1PD 10.30am-4.30pm
Boots Unit 4-5 Princess Alice Retail Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6RB 10am-6pm
Boots Msu10, Middle Mall West, The Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, B5 4BE 9am-7pm
Boots 145-147 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7DG 10am-4pm
Boots 87-87A High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9NR 10am-4pm
Dudley Road Late Night Pharmacy 328-330 Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 4HJ 12pm-10pm
Erdington Day Night Chemist 213 High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6SS 10am-6pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 30 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B75 5BT 9am-7pm
Lloyds Pharmacy Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5AA 9am-7pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 32-32A High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6RH 10am-4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 2222 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3JH 10am-4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 290 Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74 2UH 10am-4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy Yardley Green Medical Centre, Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5PU 10am-4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy Summerfield Health Centre, Winson Green Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL 10am-6pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 927 Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 1TN 10am-5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 128-130 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LG 10am-2pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 228-230 Wychall Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 3AU 9am-1pm
Lloyds Pharmacy Hollyhill Centre, 18 Arden Road, Rednal, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 0JA 9am-1pm
Medipharma Chemist 29 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JE 10am-4pm
Morrisons Pharmacy 280 Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0XA 10am-4pm
Robin Hood Pharmacy 1518 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 9ET 12pm-10pm
Stag Chemist Birmingham Ltd 230 Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8AN 10am-10pm
Tesco Swan Shopping Centre, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B26 1AD 9am-6pm
Tesco 11 Princess Alice Drive, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6RB 9am-1pm and 1.30pm-6pm
Tesco Camden Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 7NZ 9am-6pm

Solihull

Pharmacy Address Monday 28 May 2018
Asda Bosworth Drive, Birmingham, B37 5EX 9am-6pm
Boots Unit 4, Sears Retail Park, Oakenshaw Road, Solihull, B90 4QY 9am-6pm
Boots 7 Mell Square, Solihull, B91 3AZ 10.30am-4.30pm
Lloyds Pharmacy 545 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AJ 8am-6pm
Morrisons Pharmacy 281 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AR 10am-4pm
Morrisons Pharmacy George Road, Solihull, B91 3BQ 10am-4pm
Tesco 21-35 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3LU 9am-6pm
Tesco 1505 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4EN 9am-6pm

*information correct at time of issue.

Many common minor illnesses and injuries can be treated at home, so make sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet. However, if you are unsure of where to go for medical advice or help, call NHS 111, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr Richard Mendelsohn, Chief Medical Officer at NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s very important that people choose the right service over the May Bank Holidays. There are many conditions that can be easily treated at home or with advice from your local pharmacist.

“For healthcare needs that are not urgent, we would ask people to call the NHS 111 service and speak to a trained advisor. It’s a free telephone number and you will be directed to the right local service.”

If your illness cannot wait until your GP surgery reopens, you can also call your practice to be directed to its out-of-hours service or alternatively visit a local walk-in centre.