GPs urge residents to plan ahead for upcoming bank holiday

026Local GPs want Doncaster residents to enjoy their bank holiday weekend and are urging those reliant on medication to order repeat prescriptions before the extended break (Monday 25 May).

Most GP surgeries will be closed on the bank holiday and the majority of pharmacies in the borough will be operating reduced opening hours.

Dr Nick Tupper, Chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “If you regularly take prescription medicine, make sure to plan ahead and get your medication before the break.

“We want everyone to enjoy the long-weekend and it would be a shame to spend a portion of it in a waiting room. A little forward planning now could save a great deal of inconvenience and help make sure everyone has a relaxing bank holiday.”

Although general practices will be shut, the Flying Scotsman, 8am until 8pm, centre in the town centre will remain open, with attendance available on an appointment basis. Alternatively, if you need health advice you can ring NHS 111.

Residents should only dial 999 and attend A&E in the case of a serious or life-threatening injury. This includes drug overdose, severe blood loss, swallowing something harmful, suspected broken bones, deep wounds, severe breathing difficulty or chest pain and loss of consciousness.

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