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Reminder About Repeat Prescriptions Before Easter

23 March 2018

Yorkshire and the Humber’s NHS 111 service is urging patients to order and collect repeat prescriptions in time for Easter.

Over the bank holiday weekend, the urgent care service traditionally receives a large number of calls from people who have run out of their regular medication, and it is asking everyone to make sure that they have enough supplies at home.

Missing out on daily medication could have serious consequences, especially for people who rely on tablets and other medicines to control heart and breathing problems.

Dr Eithne Cummins, Medical Lead - Integrated and Urgent Care for Yorkshire and the Humber’s NHS 111, said: “Easter is a busy bank holiday period for everyone, with GP surgeries closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, and it is easy to forget about repeat prescriptions. We are taking this opportunity to remind people to check that they have enough medication to see them through Easter.

“Any repeat prescriptions should be requested from your GP in the next few days, so that you can enjoy the bank holiday weekend without the worry of running out of essential tablets and medicines. Please also remind any friends or relatives coming to stay with you to pack their own medicines.”

You can be prepared for common ailments, such as coughs and colds or diarrhoea and vomiting, by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. More information is available at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx

Check out health advice on treating common illnesses at NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Commonconditions.aspx

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