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Don’t forget prescriptions

Posted onPosted on 12th Dec

As the countdown to Christmas continues, Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ health experts are advising patients to not leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions.

Those with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung and heart disease, are reminded to ensure they have enough medication to see them through the festive season.

Dr Andy Haynes, Executive Medical Director for the Trust, said: “We want to ensure those with long-term health conditions enjoy Christmas and don’t run out of their medicines.”

Many GP practices and local pharmacies may be offering reduced opening hours over the Christmas period, and it’s important to plan ahead, especially if the winter weather means it’s harder for you to get out and about.

Dr Haynes added: “An early call to your GP to ensure you’ve a repeat prescription or a visit to your high street pharmacy could make all the difference for a happy Christmas. And don’t forget that pharmacies can provide useful advice and deal with minor ailments without you having to see your GP about winter bugs like coughs, colds, sore throats and the flu.”