Easter is nearly upon us. The Easter Bonnets are probably in the finishing stages and the Easter Egg hunts have probably been planned but amid all this have you remembered to order your prescriptions so that you don’t run out of regular medication during the Easter holidays?
Some local pharmacies may offer reduced opening times over the Bank Holiday period, so please plan now-especially if you have a long-term condition or if you’re a carer – it will help you & others, whether staying at home or going away. By doing this not only does it save you stress but it takes pressure off our an over stretched NHS & may prevent you from hospital treatment.
Dr Julian Povey, Chair at NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “Ordering your essential medicines before the Easter break means that you have one less thing to think about. We don’t want anyone to run out of their medication over the Easter period and as a result need hospital treatment when they could be enjoying time with family and friends.
“You can save yourself time, by ordering your repeat prescriptions as early as possible. You might also want to consider signing up to a repeat prescription service so you can collect your prescriptions from your pharmacy or get them delivered straight to your door.”
Your local pharmacy can offer you free, qualified health advice at any time, and no appointment is necessary. They can give you expert help on everyday illnesses and answer any questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
There are a number of health services available to help you stay well over the Easter Bank Holiday
- Click on this link below for holiday pharmacy rota operating in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Pharmacy Opening Times Easter 2017
- Patients can also call the out-of-hours GP service, Shropdoc, when their own surgery is closed on 0333 222 66 55.
- Help and advice is available 24-hours-a-day by ringing NHS 111 (just dial 111) for free.
- Bank Holiday MIU opening times can be found at http://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/ (on this website, look to the right of your screen and click on Minor Injury Units which will bring up a list of MUI’s to scroll through)