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If you run out of your medicines outside normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you're away from home.

If you already have a prescription and urgently need the medicines, try the following steps:

  • If your local pharmacy is closed, use the NHS pharmacy service search to find other nearby pharmacies and their opening hours. Some are open until midnight or even later, even on public holidays.
  • If you would prefer to speak to someone first, call NHS 111 free of charge by dialling 111 on your mobile or landline. The person you speak to will also be able to look up an out-of-hours pharmacy or service in your area for you. 

For a list of local pharmacies open over the Christmas and New Year Holiday please click HERE.

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