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.
|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|
|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.