Do you have enough medication to cover the Christmas and New Year period?

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Pharmacist putting medication in a box

During the Christmas and New Year period, the practice will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 25 December 2019
  • Thursday, 26 December 2019
  • Wednesday, 1 January 2020

If you take any prescription medications, please make sure that you have enough or make sure you order a repeat prescription early enough to cover you for this period – please allow at least 48 hours (working days only) before collecting your repeat prescription.

What’s in Your first Aid Kit?

It is also a good idea to check your first aid kit is well stocked for Winter to help you self care for minor illnesses and injuries. There are a number of things you can have in your first aid kit for any such eventualities:

  • Thermometer
  • Painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen (or infant paracetamol for children)
  • Cough medicine
  • Cold and flu relief drinks or capsules
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diarrhoea relief
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Plasters
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Bandages
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes

Your local Pharmacy is a great place to stock up on all the above items and you can find your nearest one and view their opening hours at NHS Choices.

Please remember to make sure your first aid kit is kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.