NHS encourages patients to order and collect prescriptions ahead of Easter

Are you planning to stay local this Easter? Make sure you’ve collected your prescription in good time for the Bank Holiday.

Take a few minutes to think about your health by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions early, ahead of bank holiday when some GP practices and pharmacies will be closed.

Dr Peter Wilson, Medical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement 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 Easter weekend.”

Don’t worry if you begin to feel unwell over the holiday, 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.