A NUMBER of pharmacies will be open for business across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight over the bank holidays in the run-up to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.

You can click on Hampshire or Isle of Wight for details of the pharmacies which will be open on the Spring Bank Holiday on Thursday, June 2 and  the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday on Friday, June 3.

The details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

Customers are advised to contact their pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication they require. You can also visit www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy to find a pharmacy near you.

Dr Derek Sandeman, chief medical officer for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System, said: “In addition to dispensing prescriptions, our local community pharmacy teams provide expert advice on how to treat common health conditions such as colds, aches and tummy troubles. They also offer advice on medication and a range of other services.

“Pharmacists are trained to advise whether you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional if it is something more serious to ensure you get the help you need, and they can also provide health and wellbeing advice.

“Visiting a pharmacist could save you a lot of time that you might spend in another health setting. Please check you will have enough of any regular medication to last over the spring bank holiday and order anything you might need in plenty of time.”