Patients are being urged to order any repeat prescriptions they need ahead of their GP practice closing over the August bank holiday. Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.
NHS Nene CCG is also recommending that patients choose the right medical services over the bank holidays. A&E is for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only.
If medical advice is required or patients become unwell and their GP surgery is closed, they are advised to first call NHS 111, a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.