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Order your bank holiday prescriptions early

Dates: 14, August, 2019

With the bank holiday approaching on Monday 26 August, Lincolnshire West CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

At busy times of year like Bank Holidays it is important that we spend a few minutes thinking about our health care by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions at least a week in advance of the bank holiday weekend as many pharmacies will be closed.

So with this in mind Lincolnshire West CCG is appealing to patients, their families and carers to check now that they have enough daily medication to see them through the break. If they don’t, they should call into their pharmacist or local GP surgery in good time.

If you become unwell over the bank holiday period or need medical advice when your GP surgery is closed, GP out-of-hours services can be accessed by calling NHS 111 free of charge.  Bank holidays are noticeably busy times of year for the NHS so picking up a repeat prescription in advance could help keep staff free to deal with life-threatening emergencies.

 

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