Bassetlaw GPs are asking patients to make sure they have enough of their repeat prescriptions to last them over the Easter holiday weekend when GP practices are closed from Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April inclusive.
Dr Steve Kell, GP at Larwood and Village Surgeries and Chair at NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Being ill is never fun, especially over a bank holiday; that’s why people across Bassetlaw are being urged to make sure they order any repeat prescriptions they need ahead of their GP practice closing.”
“Forgetting to get repeat prescriptions puts a lot of extra work on GP out-of-hours services over bank holidays when people realise they have run out of their regular medication and need to get more supplies urgently.”
If you do run out or lose your medication there are some pharmacies in Bassetlaw who can provide you with an emergency prescription to tide you over the Easter period.
As well as making sure they have enough repeat prescriptions, people are also being urged to only visit Accident and Emergency or call 999 in a medical emergency.