Doctor’s bank holiday medicines warning

Nick Tupper
Nick Tupper

Doncaster’s GPs are reminding people who take regular medication to check their supplies and order repeat prescriptions ahead of the Bank Holiday on Monday.

GP surgeries will be closed over the Bank Holiday but the borough’s out-of-hours service will be operating all the time they are closed, so doctors will always be available.

NHS bosses are urging people to call their usual practice number if they think they need to see a doctor out of hours, and they will be put through to the out-of-hours GP service or a recorded message telling them the number to ring.

Dr Nick Tupper, chairman of the NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group said: “If you take medication, or have an outstanding health concern, be sure to book an appointment before May 6, or make plans to see your GP after the holiday. A little forward planning now can make sure everyone has a relaxing Bank Holiday break.”

Residents are reminded that they should call 999 or visit Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department only in an emergency. Emergencies include a serious injury or life-threatening problem such as loss of consciousness, severe breathing difficulty, heavy bleeding, severe chest pain, suspected broken bones, deep wounds, swallowing something harmful or poisonous, or drug overdose.