Get medicine in early, says NHS

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HIGH PEAK people are being urged to phone their own GP surgery if they need to see a doctor out of hours during the Easter break and the Royal Wedding holiday.

With bank holidays for Easter and the Royal Wedding approaching, NHS advisers in Derbyshire also recommend that anyone needing a repeat prescription or medicine call into their local surgery or pharmacy in good time.

Anyone calling their GP surgery during the bank holidays will be directed to the out-of-hours service.

Laura Smith, urgent care manager at NHS Derbyshire County, said: “Patients might not be able to get repeat prescriptions or medicines from their local surgery or pharmacy for a few days particularly as there is an additional Bank Holiday this year.

“Although other emergency NHS services will be operating, it’s so much easier to pick up your medication now rather than be caught out later.”

The North High Peak Urgent Care centre at New Mills Health Centre is open Monday to Friday, 6.30pm to 10pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 9.30am to 10pm and the Minor Injuries Unit at Buxton Hospital is open from 8am to 10pm every day.