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Patients and carers in Lincolnshire urged to check they have enough medication to see them through Bank Holiday weekend

With the Spring Bank Holiday approaching on Monday, May 31, the NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

The CCG is asking people to order and collect any repeat prescriptions at least a week in advance of the bank holiday weekend, as some pharmacies will be closed.

Dr Dave Baker, Grantham Vine House Surgery GP and CCG South West Lincolnshire locality lead, said: "Make sure you renew any regular prescriptions and collect medication before the holidays start, as running out of daily medication over the bank holiday weekend could have serious consequences, especially for patients who rely on their prescriptions to control heart and breathing problems.

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“We don’t want any of our patients to have the bank holiday spoilt by not being able to take their medication. It is particularly important for people with long-term health problems to ensure they don’t run out of their daily medication, as it is often an important part of their treatment. Running out of a regular medication could risk complications.”

Patients who don't have enough daily medication to see them through the bank holiday break should call into their pharmacist or local GP surgery in good time.

Anyone who becomes unwell over the bank holiday period or need medical advice when your GP surgery is closed, GP out-of-hours services can be accessed by using NHS 111 online or calling NHS 111 free of charge.

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