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Get your prescriptions before the holidays.


6:41am 24th December 2010

Patients in North Yorkshire and York who have routine or repeat prescriptions are being urged to make sure they have enough medication to see them through the Christmas holiday period.

Dr David Geddes, GP and Medical Director at NHS North Yorkshire and York, said:

"As GP practices will be closing over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, patients on repeat prescriptions may find it difficult to access their medication if they run out during this time.

"We are urging patients to make sure they have enough medication to see them through. The last thing we want is for patients to suffer unnecessarily, or have an emergency episode because they did not have enough medication."

 NHS Direct

Call 0845 46 47 for confidential advice on symptoms and treatment options. Available 24/7. Also available online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk


Pharmacists are qualified health professionals who offer a range of advice and treatment. No appointment is necessary. To find out which pharmacies are open over Christmas and New Year, visit www.northyorkshireandyork.nhs.uk

GP Out of Hours

If you need treatment or advice for a serious or persistent health problem, your GP can be contacted out of normal surgery opening times by calling the regular surgery number.

Minor injuries service or walk in centres

For injuries or symptoms that need treating, but are not an emergency. Available in York, Scarborough, Ripon, Selby, Malton and Whitby.

A&E or 999 emergency response

For serious injuries and symptoms that need immediate attention. Emergency services are very busy - only use in a genuine emergency.

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