With the August bank holiday approaching, we are reminding local people to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions as many GPs and pharmacies in the area may be closed or working shorter days. The bank holiday falls on 31 August.
Ailments such as coughs, flu-like symptoms and upset stomachs can often be treated at home simply by having a well-stocked medicine cabinet. Local pharmacies can supply the right items and also provide expert advice on how to treat many common illnesses and injuries at home.
Reading residents can also dial 111 if they need medical help but are not in a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is a great way to get the right medical advice at any time.