The key to happy, healthy Christ­mas sea­son? Al­ways be pre­pared...

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Make sure you know the open­ing hours of your GP surgery over the fes­tive pe­riod Make sure you have med­i­ca­tion, and re­peat pre­scrip­tions, in plenty time to avoid run­ning out, but don’t over-or­der. Make sure your cab­i­net is also well-stocked with over-the­counter reme­dies such as parac­eta­mol, ibupro­fen, an­ti­his­tamines and re­hy­dra­tion salts. Try to look af­ter your­self and fam­ily mem­bers with cold, coughs and flu-like at home as best you can If in doubt, or you need nonur­gent med­i­cal ad­vice, con­tact your lo­cal phar­macy (you can find your near­est one at www. nhsin­ by key­ing in your post­code) You can also use the nhsin­form. scot site to as­sess your own symp­toms and ac­cess a range of free self-help guides. If symp­toms are get­ting worse and you are con­cerned con­tact 111. If you be­lieve you, or some­one you know, is hav­ing a heart at­tack or stroke, then call 999 im­me­di­ately

Make sure your first aid kit is well-stocked

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