Call for patients to stock up over bank holiday

Dr David Kelly, chairman of North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dr David Kelly, chairman of North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Doctors are urging patients in North Kirklees to ensure they have enough prescribed drugs in stock this weekend, with GP surgeries across the area closed for Bank Holiday Monday.

There is also a reminder for patients to have a stock of over-the-counter medicines for common minor illnesses and to ‘choose well’ if it’s more serious but not life threatening, by calling NHS 111 for help or advice.

Dr David Kelly, GP and Chair of NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Pharmacists are experts in the use of medicines and can give advice and help with common illnesses like insect bites and stings, rashes, headaches, coughs and colds and upset tummies. Several pharmacies will be open in our area on Bank Holiday Monday.

 

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