The Bay Health and Care Partners are encouraging people across Morecambe Bay to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions before Christmas.
The Partners are a partnership of 11 health and care organisations across Morecambe Bay.
They're remining people that ordering and collecting prescriptions can take several days, and to make sure they have enough medicine to last over the holiday period, including bank holidays.
Dr Geoff Jolliffe, Vice Clinical Chair of Morecambe Bay CCG said: “When you’re getting ready for the festive period it’s important not to forget about winter health necessities like ordering and collecting repeat prescriptions to cover the holiday period.
“My advice would be to check your medication is up to date and when they are likely to run out so that repeat prescriptions can be ordered in plenty of time.
“Also, if you do go away during the Christmas break don’t forget to take your medication with you.”
Anyone concerned they may not have enough medication to cover the Christmas period should contact their GP surgery or local pharmacy in plenty of time to arrange a repeat prescription.
Dr Jim Hacking, GP in Morecambe Bay said: “At this time of year, bank holidays and winter illnesses can cause your GP practice and local pharmacy to be busier than usual. Ordering your prescription early means you can save yourself some time, stay well over the festive period and help to ease the pressure on the NHS."
For more information on how to stay well this winter, visit the NHS website: