Repeat Prescriptions’ Reminder for Easter

26 March 2024

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

 Over the bank holiday weekend, the NHS 111 service tends to receive a large number of calls from people who have run out of their regular medication, and it is asking everyone to ensure they have enough supplies at home.

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

 Easter is a busy bank holiday weekend for everyone and it’s easy to forget about repeat prescriptions. GP practices will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Any repeat prescriptions should be requested from your GP or via the NHS app, so that you can enjoy the bank holiday weekend 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.

 Useful advice is available online:

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