With three weekdays lost to public holidays over the coming Christmas and New Year period, anybody reliant on a repeat prescription is advised to plan ahead - prepare now, before the Christmas rush.
With so much to think about as we head towards the end of the year, it can be easy to forget the things we take for granted at other times – for some people that might include organising their medication. If you know that you will need to arrange for a prescription to cover the festive period, why not make it part of your Christmas planning now and put it high up on your to-do list, as a present to yourself? As well as helping to ensure your health and wellbeing over the break, it will give you peace and mind in the run-up to Christmas, knowing that you’ve ticked it off the list.
Details of local pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and New Year will be published nearer the time on this website and in the surgery.
Anybody not needing a repeat prescription should still take the opportunity to make sure they have a good self-care kit at home to cope with any minor ailments or injuries that occur over Christmas or the New Year.
A well-stocked self-care kit reduces the need to visit a doctor or pharmacist. For advice on what to include in yours, visit: www.nhs.uk/livewell/pharmacy/pages/yourmedicinecabinet
Like all medicines, a self-care kit should be kept in a secure, dry place, out of reach of children and pets. Medicines should be kept in their original containers and disposed of if past their use-by date.