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Prepare ahead of time for prescriptions over Easter


Prepare ahead of time for prescriptions over Easter

Local hospital bosses are reminding residents to avoid any confusion over the Easter break by collecting their prescriptions ahead of any bank-holiday weekend closures.

Staff at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust are urging any patients who take regular medications, to make sure that they have enough repeat medications in stock to last them across the Easter break. During this period, some pharmacies will have unusual opening hours and, as such, it is important to order enough medicine well ahead of time.  

Anyone needing a repeat prescription is being encouraged to contact their GP surgery early, so that prescriptions can be ready and patients don’t risk leaving a gap in their treatment.

Dr Gordon Wood, Medical Director at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, said:

“Patients will benefit from taking a couple of simple steps to ensure that they are prepared ahead of the Easter bank holiday.   

“Please make sure that you order any repeat prescriptions ahead of the bank holiday weekend, as they can be difficult to secure over this period. Additionally, it is always a good idea to keep your medicine cabinet well stocked with basics like pain killers and a first aid kit. These will help keep you healthy and happy over the holiday period. If you are unsure of what should go in your cabinet, there is plenty of information online.”

For advice on what should be kept in your medicine cabinet, visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx

For information on pharmacy opening hours over the Easter period, please click here

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