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Continued Health and Medical Care Over the August Bank Holiday

With the August Bank Holiday fast approaching, the NHS is urging patients to plan ahead to ensure continued uninterrupted medical care. Some GP practices and pharmacies will have reduced opening hours during the period.

If you require medical advice or assistance but it’s not an emergency, you can use the NHS 111 service by visiting 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to speak to a trained healthcare professional who will guide you on the best course of action.

To further prepare, we encourage you to order repeat prescriptions in advance. Check your medication supplies and order any necessary repeats at least a week before they run out. This will allow enough time for prescriptions to be processed and for any potential issues to be addressed before the holidays.

Remember, pharmacists can offer health advice and information without needing an appointment. To find your local pharmacy and check opening hours, use the ‘Find a Pharmacy’ service on the NHS website.

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