People are reminded to make sure their medicine cabinets are stocked up and their repeat prescriptions ordered in time for the upcoming Bank Holidays.
Over the Bank Holidays most pharmacists and GP surgeries will be closed so people are advised to plan ahead and order repeat prescription at leave five days before. The opening times for pharmacies in Berkshire over the Easter and May Bank Holidays are available here.
It is important to plan ahead for any required repeat prescriptions over the holiday break, so please order early and collect in good time.
If you need help over the Bank Holidays when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 and speak to a call adviser who will be able to direct you to a local service that is open. You can also visit NHS choices at www.nhs.uk.
Emergency Departments (A&E) and the emergency ambulance service provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped. In these cases call 999 immediately.
Choosing the right NHS service will help get you the best advice and reduces pressure on A&E and GP services, freeing them up to help those who need it most.