There are 27 community pharmacies throughout Herefordshire which are open in excess of 1400 hours per week. Community pharmacies have long opening hours, including Saturdays and Sundays and so access to a healthcare professional for general advice on staying healthy, or to discuss specific medicines or symptoms is easy, with no appointment needed. Simply pop in and ask to talk to the pharmacist.
Herefordshire CCG works closely with all pharmacy contractors to ensure that patients are able to access pharmaceutical services every day of the year. On bank holidays a pharmacy rota system operates in Herefordshire. A notice is displayed in the window of all pharmacies, notices are placed in the local press and healthcare professionals on duty over holiday periods are informed as to when pharmacies are open for advice and supplies of medicines.