Think Pharmacy this winter

As winter kicks in Stockport residents who are troubled by minor common winter ailments such as a cough or cold are being urged to contact their pharmacist in the first instance.

It’s also not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. Flu vaccinations which are free for eligible adults are also available at your local pharmacist.
The NHS and community pharmacies are encouraging people to make pharmacy their first port of call for expert advice and care for everything from tummy upsets and headaches to coughs, colds and sore throats and minor burns/scalds. Many pharmacies can also provide emergency contraception (‘morning-after pill’), stop-smoking support and other services.

If you are otherwise healthy the symptoms of coughs and colds and other minor ailments can be treated at home with a well stocked up medicine cabinet without the need for a trip to the doctors.

To find your nearest Pharmacy – including their opening hours, contact details and services available – Please see the NHS website.

The list of all pharmacies open across Greater Manchester on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day is available on our Safe, Warm and Well this Winter page.