Your local pharmacist can give you expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions such as diarrhoea, a runny nose, a cough or a headache  without the need for an appointment.

As well as dispensing prescriptions, pharmacists provide a range of services related to specific health issues and can advise on minor ailments such as colds, skin conditions and allergies.

Other services include emergency contraception and an emergency supply of prescription medicine. Find information on what to do if you have run out of prescription medicine.

Pharmacy opening times

Find your nearest pharmacy and check the opening times. 

Details are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.

Please contact the pharmacy before visiting to make sure they are open and have the medication you require.

Additional pharmacy services

A number of community pharmacies across England offer a free NHS blood pressure check for patients meeting the below criteria.

Those without a current diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) and are:

  • Aged 40 or over
  • Aged under 40 with a recognised family history of hypertension (high bood pressure) at the pharmacist’s discretion
  • Aged 35 to 39 at the pharmacist’s discretion

Those with a current diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) and:

  • A GP has asked the pharmacy to check the patient’s blood pressure and send them the results.

Check your nearest participating pharmacy by selecting your area on our interactive map. We advise checking the opening times before visiting. You should not need an appointment.