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Scarborough, Whitby and Filey Doctors Urge Patients to Check Medication

Scarborough, Whitby and Filey Doctors Urge Patients to Check Medication

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 22nd December 2019.

Doctors on the Yorkshire coast are urging us not to leave ordering prescriptions to the last minute.

GP's say they often see an influx of last minute requests and hundreds of patients call NHS 111 during the festive break because they've run out of medication.

Dr Tim Rider - is lead GP for the new Yorkshire combined CCG  - he gives us his advice on how to cope over the busy period... 

Dr Eithne Cummins, GP and Clinical Director for Integrated Urgent Care at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said:

 “The NHS 111 service will be very busy over the Christmas and New Year period. Many people need repeat medication to manage long-term conditions and most remember to order and collect their prescriptions before Christmas which is helpful and appreciated.

However, in the busy build-up to the holidays, it’s easy to forget and this can lead to problems once GP practices close for the holidays."

Eithne added:

“So if you think you might need more medication over Christmas and the New Year, save yourself the worry and re-order your prescription while there is still plenty of time for it to be processed and dispensed.

“Not only will you be doing yourself a favour, you’ll also be helping the NHS by reducing pressure on busy urgent care services over the Christmas period.”


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