Festive health advice

PEOPLE are being advised to pick up their repeat prescriptions and medicine ahead of the Christmas and New Year period.

NHS Yorkshire and Humber advise that while some GP practices and pharmacies will open over the festive period, many will be closed.

People are being urged to make sure they have enough medication at home to deal with minor injuries and common ailments such as coughs, sneezes and stomach upsets.

Anyone feeling unwell can call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or log on to www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

In emergency cases people should go to an accident and emergency department or call 999.