Sussex residents are being reminded that there is only a few days left to get your requests in to order repeat prescriptions before Christmas.
If you take regular medication, the NHS is urging you to check your supplies today to ensure that you have enough for the festive period.
With Christmas Day and Boxing Day taking place on Saturday and Sunday this year, there will be Bank Holidays on 27th and 28th December, meaning that GP practices will be closed for the four-day period.
If you do need medications for next week, please use the normal systems at your GP practice or local pharmacy to request a repeat prescription.
Please avoid calling your GP practice unless you need to for medication queries and avoid peak times for appointments, as all surgeries are currently experiencing high levels of calls.
Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences, especially for patients who rely on their prescriptions to control heart and breathing problems.
Bank holidays are noticeably busy times of year for the NHS so picking up a repeat prescription in advance really does helps us, help you.
If you need to collect a prescription but have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating at home please arrange for a friend, relative or volunteer to collect it for you. Patients can contact your GP, order repeat prescriptions and access services to manage wellbeing without leaving home.
And don’t forget you can also be prepared for common health problems by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.
Check your local pharmacy opening times over the festive period
Using the alternative services to hospitals and GPs when appropriate, will free up A&E Departments to provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, meaning doctors can help those in most need swiftly.
Although local pharmacies may have restricted opening hours over Christmas and New Year, there will be some local pharmacies open each day should you need them.
Pharmacy opening times in Crowborough on Bank Holidays over Christmas and New Year
Those people who take medication regularly should make sure they have ordered enough to last through the holiday period or ask their GP practice for a new prescription.
|New Year’s Day|
|Boots the Chemist|
|Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||8am – 1pm||Closed|
Saxonbury House Surgery
|10am – 1pm||Closed||Closed||Closed||9am – 12noon||9am – Closed|
|Closed||Closed||10am – 4pm||9am – 5pm||9am – 4pm||9am – 5pm|
Opening times taken from information compiled by NHS England (CrowboroughLife can not take responsibility for inaccuracies). Click to download the complete list of pharmacy opening times in Sussex and a list of pharmacy opening times over Christmas in Kent – you are advised to check with the pharmacy before travelling. (Full list of pharmacy opening times in South East England.)
The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital remains closed this Winter.
The closest alternative Minor Injuries Unit is at Uckfield Community Hospital, Framfield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW. It is open on Christmas Day.
The service at Minor Injury Units offer assessment and treatment for a wide range of minor injuries in both adults and children.
Click to download a list of conditions they can treat at Uckfield Hospital.
There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to use the MIU and it offers easy access to quick treatment close to home from 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday.