NHS reminder to be prepared
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.”