Make sure your medicine cabinet is well-stocked this bank holiday weekend. 

The upcoming bank holiday weekend, 28 August is expected to be a busy time for the NHS. With a few simple steps, people can save time and avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E.

The NHS is encouraging people to collect repeat prescriptions and stock up on self-care essentials like painkillers, plasters, and indigestion remedies ahead of the bank holiday.

If you need medical help, some pharmacies will remain open to treat minor illnesses, such as diarrhoea, a runny nose, a cough, or a headache. 

You can find local pharmacy opening times for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 28 August below: