Don’t get caught out this Bank Holiday

Whatever the weather NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is sure you would rather spend your Spring Bank Holiday relaxing and having fun, so don’t get caught short when it comes to your medication.

Dr Pathak Clinical Lead, North East Lincolnshire CCG said:

“If you are on repeat medication then we strongly recommend you plan ahead and make sure you have enough medication to last when your GP surgery may be closed. Don’t use A&E as a back-up pharmacy, order enough to see you through the Spring Bank Holiday.”

“If you do need to contact medical services over the weekend remember, in most instances people don’t need A&E or 999 simply calling 01472 256 222 will give you access to confidential advice and information over the telephone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

“If you are ill and have any questions about your health or if you need to see a GP over the bank holiday weekend then ring 01472 256 222. You will get through to a fully trained call adviser, who is supported by experienced clinicians. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service. “

“Alternatively you can pop to your local pharmacy for confidential and expert advice on common health conditions such as a cold or upset stomach. This helps the local NHS keep emergency services free for those that need them the most.”

“Look after yourself. You can often self-treat many minor illnesses and injuries at home by keeping your medicine cabinet and first aid kit well-stocked with medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. Most simple ailments will begin to get better within a couple of days.”

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