Information about Christmas meals, food banks, pharmacy opening times and Positive Minds launch

Healthwatch Portsmouth have put together, all in one place some information that we think may be helpful to anyone wanting to find out about

  • availability of low cost or no cost Christmas meals or if you are feeling lonely and wish to share in celebrating the occasion with others. Here is the  list
  • Here is a list of foodbanks in Portsmouth  that has been issued
  • pharmacies: The NHS is saying over the Christmas and New Year period pharmacies are likely to have reduced opening hours. The NHS is reminding people to order repeat prescriptions in good time and stock up on basic self-care items such as plasters and painkillers.     This is what we have found as opening times for pharmacies in Portsmouth:

Boots The Chemists, 194 – 204 Commercial Road, Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 1HB 023 92825248   have said they will be open on Boxing Day (26th December)  08:30am -17:30pm

Morrisons Pharmacy, Commercial Centre, Anchorage Road Portsmouth Hampshire PO3 5UH 02392 664176 have said they will be open on

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 10am – 4pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 4pm

Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsburys, Fitzherbert Road, Farlington Portsmouth Hampshire PO6 1RR 02392 303004 have said they will be open on

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 9am – 5pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 9am – 5pm

Boots The Chemists , 31/33 Palmerston Road, Southsea Portsmouth Hampshire PO5 3QQ 023 92821046

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 10am – 4pm

Lalys Pharmacy, 1 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2RY    023 9229 7293  have said they will be open

Christmas Day (25th December 2019)  10am – 4pm

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 10am – 4pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 4pm

Drayton Community Pharmacy, 264B Havant Road, Drayton Portsmouth Hampshire PO6 1PA 02393 070 624 have said they will be open on

Christmas Day (25th December 2019)  10am – 10pm

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 10am – 10pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 10pm

Asda Pharmacy, The Bridge Shopping Centre, Somers Road North Portsmouth PO1 1SL 02392 841810 have said they will be open

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 9am – 6pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 5pm

Lalys Pharmacy, 6 London Road, North End Portsmouth Hampshire PO2 0LH  02392 666625 have said they will be open

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 10am – 4pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 4pm

Boots The Chemists, Unit 85a & B, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3TZ    023 92750223   have said they will be open

Boxing Day (26th December 2019) 8am – 5pm

New Year’s Day (1st January 2020) 10am – 10pm

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) communications team say that the information was correct at the time of printing but recommend though that you check on the following Portsmouth CCG website page    https://www.portsmouthccg.nhs.uk/your-local-pharmacist.htm  for any last  minute changes. You can also check the NHS pharmacy services page as an additional precaution or call your local pharmacy (the phone numbers are all included in the information above).

Dr Elizabeth Fellows, GP and Urgent Care Clinical Lead for Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), said: “Staff come under a huge amount of pressure during this time of year as demand on NHS services increases during the winter.

“The flu season has also started and we’re urging anyone who has not yet had their flu vaccine to get immunised this week to reduce the risk of getting the flu.

“As most pharmacies and GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day we would encourage patients to order any repeat prescriptions they need this week so they have sufficient supplies over the festive period.   Here is the full list that was issued about opening/closures

“Take a look at which pharmacies will be open on these bank holidays as often pharmacists can give advice on minor ailments.

“You can also seek advice and support by calling NHS 111. Please only attend Accident & Emergency or call 999 in a genuine emergency.”

Solent Minds have a Winter Wellbeing Toolkit that you or someone you know may find helpful

https://www.solentmind.org.uk/news/freewellbeingtoolkit/

Healthwatch Portsmouth wish you a healthy and Happy Christmas and a

Happy New Year !!