Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove are urging patients who need repeat prescriptions not to leave it too late with the bank holiday weekend approaching.
The Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “Don’t miss out on repeat prescriptions over the bank holiday.
“Residents who regularly take prescription medications are urged to order repeat prescriptions in advance of GP practices and pharmacies reducing hours over the August bank holiday.
“Running out of daily medication can have serious consequences for patients, especially those who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.
“The local NHS is calling on anyone who regularly needs a repeat prescription to 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 bank holidays.”
Dr David Supple, clinical chair of the CCG, said: “With the excitement of the bank holidays, it’s often easy for anyone to overlook ordering repeat prescriptions.
“This is why we are advising anyone who regularly orders a repeat prescription to order it at least a week before their medication is due to run out – and then take it to their pharmacy as soon as they have it.”
For pharmacy opening times on Bank Holiday Monday (26 August), click here.