Check your GP’s Easter opening times
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