Don’t forget your prescription medicines - Reminder for Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

27 May 2022

Yorkshire’s NHS 111 integrated urgent care service is reminding patients to order and collect their prescription medicines in time for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee extended bank holiday break.

Over bank holiday periods, the NHS 111 service tends to receive many calls from people who have run out of their regular medication, and it is asking everyone to check that they have enough supplies at home and that they remember to pack their medicines if they are going away.

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

Dr Eithne Cummins, a General Practitioner and Clinical Director for Urgent Care in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “The extended Jubilee bank holiday will mean that GP practices will be closed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so we are asking people to check that they have enough medication to see them through until the following week.

“Any repeat prescriptions should be requested from your GP, so that you can enjoy the Jubilee celebrations without the worry of running out of essential tablets and medicines. It’s also a good idea to remind any friends or relatives coming to stay with you to pack their medicines.”

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