Residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being encouraged to stay healthy this winter.
NHS 24 Be Healthwise This Winter campaign aims to point out simple steps everyone can take to manage winter illnesses and advise on what to do if you fall ill.
The campaign also aims to reduce pressure on NHS services during the busy winter months by helping people make the right choice about where best to take their health needs.
This year almost half of all Lanarkshire GP surgeries will open extra hours on the two festive Mondays – December 28 and January 4 – for urgent appointments. Local surgeries will have details.
NHS 24’s head of pharmacy John McAnaw said:“Winter poses some real health challenges and it’s important to be familiar with different opening hours at many local pharmacies and GP surgeries.
“That is why people who need repeat prescriptions should check they have enough for the holidays and order what they need in plenty of time.
“If for any reason there is no access to repeat medicines then a pharmacist should also be able to help with this.”
People can share their health tips using #healthwise or see www. nhsinform.co.uk for more information.