NHS England encourages patients to hop down to your local pharmacist for eggspert advice this Easter

Is your repeat prescription on your shopping list this Easter? Don’t let the bank holiday catch you on the hop! Take a few minutes to think about your health by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions early, ahead of Easter bank holiday when some GP practices and pharmacies will be closed.

Liz Mearns, NHS England Medical Director South West said:

“If you or someone you care for requires medicine regularly, it’s important to make sure you order and collect repeat prescriptions in good time, to ensure you and your family have enough medicine to last over the bank holiday period.”

Don’t worry if you begin to feel unwell over the Easter, you can take the best course of action to get well again sooner by taking some simple steps –

  1. Visiting your pharmacy – If you are beginning to feel unwell, visit your local pharmacist for advice, click here for opening times in your area.
  2. Calling 111 – If you need help urgently or are experiencing dental pain please call 111 for advice, assessment and to be directed to the best treatment.
  3. Contact your GP – To help you and your family, more appointments are available at your local GP at evenings and weekends so please give them a call.