Check your GP’s Easter open­ing times

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

This Easter your lo­cal GP surgery will be closed for four days.

The clo­sure will be­gin on Good Fri­day (March 25) to Easter Mon­day (March 28), be­fore re-open­ing on Tues­day, March 29.

Peo­ple are be­ing re­minded to check their lo­cal GP surgery and com­mu­nity phar­macy open­ing hours and to make sure they have a sup­ply of over the counter medicines and re­peat pre­scrip­tions.

The Easter hol­i­day is one of the busiest parts of the year for the NHS in Scot­land and NHS 24’s Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor, Pro­fes­sor Ge­orge Crooks is urg­ing peo­ple to stay safe and be pre­pared, say­ing:“It’s an early Easter this year so there could still be win­ter colds and ill­nesses around along­side spring chal­lenges such as hay fever.

“It is im­por­tant that peo­ple are as pre­pared as pos­si­ble if they want to make the most of the Easter break.

“Be­ing pre­pared means hav­ing enough over the counter med­i­ca­tion on hand if ill­ness strikes.

“It is also im­por­tant to plan ahead for any re­quired re­peat pre­scrip­tions over Easter, so please or­der only what you need and col­lect in good time.

“Fi­nally, the NHS in­form web­site is packed with ad­vice for com­mon ail­ments.”

Dr Steve Con­roy, Clin­i­cal Di­rec­tor of the Out Of Hours Ser­vice, NHS La­nark­shire, added:“With chil­dren off school and with im­prov­ing weather, there can be an in­creased risk of mi­nor in­juries like cuts and bruises, so make sure an­ti­sep­tic cream or wipes and plas­ters are part of your home medicine cab­i­net.”

Surgery Ruther­glen Pri­mary Care Cen­tre

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