Christmas and New Year Pharmacy Opening Hours

Many GP practices will be closed through the Christmas and New Year period so it is wise to think about repeat prescriptions in advance.

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacists are expert healthcare professionals who can give specialist advice for a wide range of health conditions and you don’t need to book an appointment to see them.

Pharmacies will be open as usual over the Christmas and New Year period with a number opening on Christmas Day, Monday 28th (bank holiday) and New Year’s Day.  Boxing Day this year falls on a Saturday with many pharamcies operating Saturday opening times.  However, please call to check opening times before attending.

The full list of opening times can viewed here



GP Surgeries

If you fall ill after your GP practice has closed, ring your GP as usual and your call will be forwarded to the GP Out of Hours service.


NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency free number. Call 111 to speak to a highly trained advisor supported by healthcare professionals.  They will ask a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best place for your care and treatment – and may be able to book you a direct appointment.

You can also use online now.


St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

If you need fast access to services for a minor illness or injury the St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) based at the Millennium Centre is open 365 days a year. The UTC is staffed by a team of highly skilled nurses and other healthcare workers.

St Helens UTC, The Millennium Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1HJ

Tel: 01744 627400