Help us help you to stay well this winter

With Christmas just around the corner, health experts in Sefton are urging local patients to prepare now to make sure they’re fully prepared should they become unwell in the holiday season.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are wanting to make sure as many of us as possible know the little steps to help the NHS help you such as stocking up on over the counter medicines and which services to use should we become unwell.

Dr Craig Gillespie, GP and acting chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “No one wants to spend their Christmas holidays unwell.

“Ahead of the busy holiday period we’re urging you to make sure you’ve got fully stocked medicines cabinets at home: things like pain killers, cold remedies and tablets for tummy troubles. This will make a big difference if you or your family are unwell over the festive period.

“Remember that GPs won’t routinely prescribe over the counter medicines for minor illnesses so it is important to have these at home when you can.”

Medical help and advice will be available over the Christmas and New Year period, and you might find that the GP practice isn’t the best place for your need. Several pharmacies will be open over the holidays and a list of these can be found on the CCG websites.Ross Powell and colleagues scw

Dr Rob Caudwell, GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “During the winter months and especially over the festive period, it is important we know where to go if we, or someone we know falls ill.

“You’ll find a chemist not far from home, even on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and all pharmacists can give you expert health advice and over the counter treatments for the most common illnesses and ailments without the need for an appointment.

“Other services will also be available if it is something more serious such as NHS 111, the walk-in centre and extra GP appointments of an evening and weekend.”

In Sefton more vulnerable patients can also use the Care at the Chemist scheme which is available in several pharmacies in the area.

Visit /  for more information on which services can help you in Sefton including pharmacy and walk-in centre opening times over the Christmas holidays.

South Sefton pharmacy opening times

  Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day 2019
Alexanders Pharmacy
49-51 Stuart Road, Crosby, L23 0QE
0151 928 1457
12.00pm to 2:00pm Closed Closed
Asda Pharmacy
81 Strand Road, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 4BB
0151 955 4120
Closed 9:00am to 6:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm
Asda Pharmacy
Asda Superstore, Ormskirk Road Aintree, Liverpool, L10 3LN
0151 520 4410
Closed 9:00am to 6:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm
Boots Pharmacy
Aintree Racecourse Retail Park, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AN
0151 523 7349
Closed 9:00am to 6:00pm Closed
Crosby Road Pharmacy
59 Crosby Road North, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 4QD
0151 928 3169
2:00pm to 4:00pm Closed  


Daveys Chemist
69 Randall Drive, Ford, Liverpool, L30 2PB
0151 476 0007
12:00pm to 2:00pm Closed Closed
Knowsley Road Pharmacy
123/125 Knowsley Road, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 4NJ
0151 922 3932
12:00pm to 2:00pm Closed Closed
Station Pharmacy
24 Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DB
0151 526 1805
10:00am to 12:00pm Closed Closed
Superdrug Pharmacy – Bootle Strand
36-38 The Esplanade, Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, L20 4SP
0151 922 2041
2:00pm to 4:00pm Closed Closed


Southport and Formby pharmacy opening times

  Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day 2019
Asda Pharmacy
Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 0TY
01704 502 250
Closed 9:00am to 6:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm
Bispham Road Pharmacy
94 Bispham Road, Southport, PR9 7DF
01704 506 006
2:00pm to 4:00pm Closed Closed
Boots Pharmacy
Unit3, Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 0TQ
01704 536937
Closed 9:00am to 6:00pm 11:00am to 5:00pm
Boots Pharmacy
17-19 Elbow Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AB
01704 877 647
Closed Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm
DF Walker Pharmacy
62 Harrington Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1NU
01704 879 712
12:00pm to 1:00pm 12:00pm to 1:00pm Closed
Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsbury’s store)
St Georges Place, Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0AF
01704 512275
Closed 10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm
Woodvale Pharmacy
779 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3NT
01704 576 339
10:00am to 12:00pm Closed Closed

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