People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been encouraged to be ready for the upcoming May bank holiday weekend by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using the most appropriate NHS service.
GP surgeries will be closed during this time, including Monday 2 May.
For any urgent care needs, patients are asked to visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to be signposted to the most appropriate service. This could be a walk-in centre, pharmacy or an out-of-hours GP appointment.
In a life-threatening situation, people should always call 999.
A number of pharmacies will remain open and can help people deal with minor ailments and illnesses, and provide expert advice. To find your nearest pharmacy and when it is open, click here: Health services available over May bank holiday weekend – Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups (fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk)
By re-stocking their medicine cabinets if needed, knowing when their GP surgery is open, and planning ahead for any necessary repeat prescriptions, people can ensure they make the most of the long weekend. For more information on how to get the most out of your medicine cabinet, visit https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/campaigns/self-care-1/medicine-cabinet
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