Repeat Prescriptions’ Reminder for Easter

03 April 2023

Yorkshire’s NHS 111 integrated urgent care service is reminding patients to order and collect repeat prescriptions in time for the upcoming Easter break.

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

 It’s important that people taking daily medication don’t miss any doses as this can have serious consequences, especially for those who depend on tablets and other medicines to control heart and breathing problems.

 Usha Kaushal, Lead Pharmacist for Integrated Urgent Care/NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “Easter is usually a busy bank holiday weekend and it’s easy to forget about repeat prescriptions when people are making plans to celebrate with family and friends. GP practices will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, so we are asking people to check that they have enough medication to see them through the long weekend.

 “Any repeat prescriptions should be requested from your GP in the usual way, so that you can enjoy the bank holiday without the worry of running out of essential medication. It’s also a good idea to remind any friends or relatives coming to stay with you to bring their medicines with them.”

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