To try to relieve some of the pressure on other health services this winter, it is important that patients order and collect their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

To try to relieve some of the pressure on other health services it is important that patients order and collect their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

 

Unprecedented numbers of patients are accessing NHS services in England. Staff are dealing with the highest ever number of ambulance calls, A&E attendances and emergency admissions in its history. Despite this, the NHS is delivering a good service for the vast majority of patients.

The situation is no different in Medway, where hospitals and other healthcare services are extremely busy. There are a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter whilst reducing pressure on healthcare services:

 

  • Make sure you check your medication and know when you are likely to run out so that you can order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. Remember also to collect your prescription once it’s been ordered.
  • If you do run out of your regular medication outside of GP surgery hours then in the first instance talk to your pharmacist who may be able to help
  • Register with your GP surgery for ‘GP Online Services’ so that you can then order your repeat prescriptions and book appointments online – it’s a quick, easy and free service and available 24/7. Find out more at www.nhs.uk