A message from the Health service in Buckinghamshire
On bank holidays most GP surgeries will be closed and with a limited number of pharmacies open, it is important to remember what services are available when you are feeling unwell so that you choose the right one. This can save you time and also help people who are very ill to get treated more quickly.
Get the right treatment
Be prepared – Self help and the pharmacy
A well-stocked medical cabinet will help you treat many everyday illnesses at home. A visit to the pharmacist is excellent for expert advice on all kinds of common complaints like sprains, colds, stomach upsets and diarrhoea. You don’t need an appointment and they can advise you on over the counter medicines.
With GP surgeries closed on bank holidays, remember also to order your repeat prescriptions in good time.
If you need advice quickly for you or a child, or medical help within the next few hours call NHS 111. They will assess medical needs and tell you what to do next. Call 111 day or night or visit http://www.nhs.uk/