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Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional, and can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Most now have a quiet area away from other customers where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately.

August Bank Holiday pharmacy opening hours

Pharmacy Address

Bank holiday

(30 August)
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Fairhills Road, Irlam, M44 6BL 9am - 6pm
SMS Pharmacy 86 Devonshire Street, Salford M7 4AE Closed
Church Street Chemist 99 Church Street, Eccles, M30 0EJ Closed
Newbury Place Pharmacy 55 Rigby Street,  Salford M7 4NX 10am - 1pm
Boots the Chemist Unit FF2 Ellesmere Centre 10am - 4pm
Sainsbury's In-Store Lloyds Pharmacy 100 Regent Road, Salford M5 4QU 10am - 4pm
Boots Pharmacy Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP 9am -  6pm
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Pendleton Way, Salford M6 5JG 9am - 6pm
Tesco Pharmacy Ellesmere Centre, Walkden M28 3BT 9am - 6pm

Pharmacists and their teams are an essential part of the NHS and need your help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. Always treat staff with respect, they are doing their best to provide you with the medicines and advice you need.


Want expert health advice and treatment without an appointment? Think Pharmacy.


Cold symptoms Eczema
High temperature Bites/ Stings Vaginal Thrush
Diarrhoea Pail Relief Verruca/Wart
Threadworm Head lice Constipation

Before you contact your GP visit your local pharmacy.

Your local pharmacist provides expert advice and treatments for a range of illnesses from acne to warts and most ailments in between. Pharmacist run a free* and confidential service with no appointment needed. Contact your local pharmacy for more information (use the 'find NHS services function above'.

If you need urgent medical advice, call NHS 111 or visit



Flu vaccination

The flu vaccination if your best potection from the flu and this year, with coronavirus in circulation, it's more important than ever to get your flu jab. The flu vaccination is available at your local pharmacy, contact them to find out more.

If you are at great risk and eligile for a free vaccine, contact your GP.

Click here for more information on the flu vaccination Click here to find your local GP practice


Important information on prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time. Over ordering of your medicines may mean someone else has to go without their medicines.

Order your usual prescription online or via an app. Do not go to your GP practice or pharmacy to order prescriptions and only phone them if you cannot order online or via an app. You can order repeat prescriptions on the NHS App and through your GP surgery or pharmacy’s online service, where available. You can find out about ordering medicines online at

If you have a prescription to collect:

  • If you are 70 or over, have a long-term health condition or are pregnant you should arrange collection by a relative or friend, or ask your pharmacy for advice about delivery
  • Ask any relatives and friends who are delivering your medicines to make sure they have seen you pick up the bag
  • If your medicines are being delivered make sure you keep a safe distance when you receive them.

For everyone else, if you are going into a pharmacy in person, follow social distancing rules and the rules put in place by the pharmacy to protect you and their staff

Pharmacies may have altered opening times to manage their workload. Please check your local paharmacy website or contact them directly.

Sales of some medicines may be restricted in quantity by pharmacies to ensure that there is enough for everyone.


The Minor Ailment Scheme

The Minor Ailment Scheme has been introduced across pharmacies in Salford so that residents registered with a Salford GP can visit their community pharmacist instead of their GP for advice and if necessary a supply of medication to manage a number of self-treatable health conditions.

Community pharmacists are not only able to treat simple conditions but if you don’t currently pay for prescriptions they can issue  a supply of medicines that you would normally need to buy, such as head lice treatments.

The service is available to all Salford residents who are registered with a GP who have a minor, self-treatable condition.

The pharmacist can provide treatment and advice for the following conditions:

  • Constipation
  • Indigestion/Heartburn
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Scabies
  • Sore Throat
  • Nasal Congestion (Infants)
  • Verruca / Warts
  • High Temperature
  • Headache / Earache
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Head Lice
  • Insect Bites & Stings
  • Dry Skin
  • Nappy Rash
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Eczema
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear Wax
  • Threadworm
  • Allergy / Rash