NHS Scotland in reminder to get ready for Easter

Be Ready for Easter.
Be Ready for Easter.

People in Grampian are being encouraged to “hop” into Easter by preparing ahead for the holiday period.

The NHSScotland Be Ready for Easter campaign, which was launched last week, is advising people to take a few simple steps to look after their health.

By making sure they have a supply of over the counter medicines, knowing when their GP surgery is open and checking their repeat prescriptions, they can ensure they make the most of the Easter holiday weekend.

This year many GP surgeries across Scotland will close for four days from Good Friday (April 18) to Easter Monday (April 21), before re-opening on Tuesday, April 22.

NHS 24 Medical Director Professor George Crooks said: “After winter, Easter is the busiest time of year for Scotland’s health services. The Be Ready for Easter campaign wants to remind people of the small steps they can take to ensure illness doesn’t ruin their Easter.

“Being prepared by having enough repeat medication to cover you and having some simple home remedies available can make all the difference if illness strikes. It is also important to plan ahead for any required repeat prescriptions over the Easter break, so please order and collect in good time. We would also remind people of the wide range of health information available at NHS inform.”

Hundreds of GPs will be working throughout this period supporting out of hours services across Scotland.