Patients advised to pick up prescriptions now

By Dave Doyle | 19/12/2017

Patients advised to pick up prescriptions now

HEALTH helpline bosses are urging patients to collect repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas.

Yorkshire and Humber’s NHS 111 service receives many calls each year from patients who have run out of their regular medicines.

Dr Eithne Cummins, medical lead on urgent care, is asking patients to make sure now that they have enough to last them through the holiday — especially those with heart or breathing problems.

Dr Cummins said: “The NHS 111 service will be very busy over the Christmas and New Year period.

People have a lot to think about at this time of year and can easily forget about their repeat prescriptions.”

She added: “Any repeat prescriptions should be requested from your GP in the next few days, so you can enjoy the celebrations without the worry of running out of vital tablets and medicines.

“Please also remind any friends or relatives you have coming to stay with you to bring their medicines with them.”

Dr Cummins also urged patients to check their GP opening hours over the festive period, as well as making sure their medicine cabinet is full.

All GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day — limited appointments will be available at Broom Lane Medical Centre between December 23 and 26.

Click here for more information on keeping a well-stocked home medicine supply and click here for advice on treating common winter illnesses.

Pharmacies open on December 25

Archway Pharmacy Coronation Bridge Kimberworth Road S61 1AB 01709 554232 10am to 4pm

Pharmacies open on December 26

Asda Pharmacy Aldwarke Lane Off Doncaster Road S65 3SW 01709 859410 9am to 6pm
Boots Retail World Stadium Way, Parkgate S62 6JQ 01709 790597 9am to 5pm
Boots
Boots
Unit 2, Cortonwood
S73 0TB
01226 341957
9am to 5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy
Aston-cum-Aughton
Worksop Road, Aston
S26 4WD
0114 2872232
10am to 4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy
Fenton Road
Greasbrough
S61 4RD
01709 551556
10am to 4pm

Pharmacies open on January 1

Asda Pharmacy Aldwarke Lane Off Doncaster Road S65 3SW 01709 859410 9am to 6pm
Boots Retail World Stadium Way, Parkgate S62 6JQ 01709 790597 11am to 4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy
Aston-cum-Aughton
Worksop Road, Aston
S26 4WD
0114 2872232
10am to 4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy
Fenton Road
Greasbrough
S61 4RD
01709 551556
10am to 4pm



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