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Everything you need for a healthy Easter in Kingston

Everything you need for a healthy Easter in Kingston
27 March 2018

Bookable GP appointments available 8am – 8pm every day over the Easter long-weekend These can be booked in advance by your practice or on the day by NHS 111

Order your repeat prescription now to allow your Practice at least two working days to process it

 

This year the Easter weekend is 30 March – 2 April 2018.

Residents in Kingston are being encouraged to get ready for a happy healthy Easter holiday.

 

GP appointments available every day

Kingston’s GP appointments will be available over the long bank-holiday weekend offering both urgent and same-day pre-bookable appointments for registered patients from 8am to 8pm every day.

 

To make the appointment call your GP surgery or call NHS 111. NHS 111 is free to call and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

 

Find your local pharmacy

Many of Kingston’s local pharmacies will also be open. Full details of opening hours in the borough and around London can be found here ( https://www.england.nhs.uk/london/our-work/pharm-info/ ). Your local pharmacy is a great source of expert advice for a wide range of minor illnesses including coughs, colds and sore throats and you won’t need an appointment

 

Order a repeat prescription now 

Residents who regularly take prescription medications should check they have enough to last over the long weekend. Running out of daily medication can have serious consequences for patients, especially those who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.

Anyone who regularly orders a repeat prescription should order it at least a week before their medication is due to run out. It can take 48 hours to process a repeat prescription under normal circumstances and even longer during extremely busy periods such as the lead up to the Easter Bank Holiday.

 

Enjoy the Easter break with this checklist.

  • Stock up your medicine cabinet, so that you have self-help medicines such as a first aid kit, paracetamol and a thermometer.
  • If you have a regular prescription, make sure you have enough to last you until your GP practice opens again.
  • If you need help when your GP practice is closed, and it’s not a 999 emergency, you can call NHS 111. This service is available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
  • If your condition is serious or a life threatening emergency, always dial 999 immediately or go to your nearest A&E department.
  • Visit the NHS Choices website or NHS 111 for further information.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

NHS 111 NHS Choices