Don’t be caught out by the May Bank Holiday

Patients are being reminded that most GP practices will be closed next week for the May Bank Holiday, Monday 1 May.

They should make sure they have enough of their normal prescription medication and also have a medicines cabinet that is well stocked with over-the-counter medicines.

Dr Paddy Hannigan, Stafford GP and Chair of Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group said: “I would urge patients not to forget that the May Bank Holiday closely follows the Easter Bank Holiday and school holidays. Next Monday most GP practices will close and I would urge people not to get caught out. Make sure you have enough of your normal prescription medicines.”

Pharmacists will also be able to advise on the best over-the-counter medications and First Aid items to keep in your home.

As well as NHS 111 and your local pharmacist, you can also get health advice through the NHS Choices website -

A list of Pharmacies open on the May Bank Holiday throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can be found at