The festive season is already upon us and it’s important to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the holidays.
Over the Christmas and New Year period pharmacies are likely to have reduced opening hours and so the NHS is reminding people to order repeat prescriptions in good time and also stock up on basic self-care items such as plasters and painkillers.
Dr Nicola Decker, Clinical Chair at the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We understand that looking after yourself is never easy at this time of the year, but it makes such a difference to the NHS teams if they get enough warning to get your repeat prescriptions ready. Flu season has also started so please ensure you’ve had your flu jabs.
“You can also seek advice and support by calling NHS 111. Please only attend Accident & Emergency or call 999 in a genuine emergency.”
Don’t forget to check your local pharmacy opening times to find out what’s available over the bank holiday period.
The information on pharmacy opening times is correct at the time of publication; however these are subject to change. You can also check the NHS pharmacy services page as an additional precaution.