North Derbyshire patients urged to think about prescriptions over Christmas

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Health leaders are advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions for Christmas.

NHS Hardwick and NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups issued the advice, warning that running out of daily medication over the festive period could have serious consequences for some patients.

Dr Ben Milton, Chairman of NHS North Derbyshire CCG, said: “People need to be aware that their GP surgery or pharmacy will be closed at times over the festive period.”

Anyone becoming unwell over Christmas, or in need medical advice when GP surgeries are closed, should call 111.