COVID -19 Pharmacy and Dental

Pharmacy update

This page was last reviewed on 21st May 2020

Pharmacies are open but are under pressure at the is time open but may close at intervals for clean down and dispensing There are many people who want to place orders for prescriptions over the phone so where possible please order online – You will find information on how to do this on the pages below:
If you have repeat prescriptions where possible please use electronic repeat dispensing (eDR)- Your doctor will send a series of repeat prescriptions to your pharmacy in one go, so there’s no need for you to order them each time.
Getting help from a dentist
Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), all routine dental treatment has been stopped at the moment. However, they are able to provide dental advice, pain management and prescribe antibiotics if appropriate following a telephone consultation with the patient/guardian. If you do need to be seen for urgent help, they will be able to arrange this with you.
If you think you need urgent dental treatment:
• call your dentist to arrange a telephone consultation, do not visit the practice as the doors will be locked.
• use the NHS 111 online service if you cannot contact your dentist or you do not have one
They can give you advice, help you contact an urgent dental service or arrange treatment if needed.
Please do not contact a GP. They cannot provide dental treatment.
If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, available from 8am to 10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
You can only get an appointment with this service if you don’t have a dentist, or if your dentist is closed.