Do you have the medical supplies to see you through Christmas?

Stay Well logoHelp yourself and your loved ones stay well – and help the NHS at what is a very busy for them – by making sure you have the right medicines and other supplies to see you through the Christmas and New Year period.

Those who take regular medication should make sure they have ordered enough to last through the holiday period or ask their GP practice for a new prescription.

Most pharmacies will be open between Christmas and New Year and some will be open on the bank holidays, including Christmas Day. Pharmacists can provide advice, over-the-counter medicines and fulfil repeat prescriptions. Find out which Norfolk pharmacies are open on bank holidays here.

It’s also important to make sure your medicine cabinet or kit contains all the essential items, such as:

  • painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, including versions for children (if there are any children in the house)
  • over-the-counter cough, cold, flu and indigestion remedies
  • plasters
  • bandages
  • antiseptic cream
  • thermometer

For health information over the festive period please go to http://www.nhs.uk/staywell.

This information has been kindly provided by the five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk.

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