With Easter almost here, there’s a lot to think about, from making sure you have enough ribbon for that Easter bonnet to organising Easter Egg hunts.
However, one plan you really do need to make – especially if you have a long-term condition such or if you’re a carer – is to order your prescriptions early so that you don’t run out of your regular medication before the holidays.
Some local pharmacies may offer reduced opening hours over the Easter period, so it’s important to plan ahead, especially if you’re going away.
Remember - your local pharmacy can offer you free, qualified health advice at any time, and no appointment is necessary. They can give you expert help on everyday illnesses and answer any questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
There are a number of health services available to help you stay well over the Easter Bank Holiday:
• There is a holiday pharmacy rota operating in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, which can be found by clicking here.
• Help and advice is available 24-hours-a-day by ringing NHS 111 (just dial 111) for free.
• Patients can also call the out-of-hours GP service, Shropdoc, when their own surgery is closed on 0333 222 66 55.
• Bank Holiday MIU opening times can be found at www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk