People are being urged to consider their health needs ahead of next weekend's Bank Holiday.

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group are advising people to check appropriate over the counter medication is available and those who take medicines regularly to ensure they have enough to cover them until after August 25.

Residents are reminded that NHS 111 is available in west Essex 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

GP practices will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday and pharmacies in west Essex will have reduced opening times.

The West Essex August Bank Holiday amended pharmacy opening times are as followed:

Boots, 223 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BL, 10.00-16.00.

Morrisons Pharmacy, 246/250 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1RB, 8.30-20.00.

Asda Pharmacy, Water Gardens, Southgate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1AN, 9.00-18.00.

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy, Fifth Allende Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2AG, 9.00-18.00.

Harlow Pharmacy, Wych Elm House, Hamstel Road, Harlow, CM20 1QR, 11.00-17.00.

Tesco Pharmacy, Tesco superstore, Church Langley Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9TE, 11.00-16.00.

Boots, 37 Broadwalk, Harlow, CM20 1JA, 10.00-16.00.

Ropers the Chemist, 3-5 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AB, 11.00-12.00.

Boots, Market Place, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR, 10.00-16.00.