NHS re­minder to be pre­pared

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are ad­vised their GP surgery will be shut on Good Fri­day and Easter Mon­day.

NHS La­nark­shire are re­mind­ing pa­tients 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.”

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