31 May 2022

Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee

As final preparations are made to mark the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, people in Sheffield are reminded to plan ahead with their medicines needs for the four-day bank holiday weekend, and to visit NHS111 online first in the event medical advice is needed.

Dr Jennifer Hill, Medical Director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We are here for you if you have an emergency illness or injury over this extended bank holiday but to help us, at a busy time, please plan ahead and think about where it is most appropriate to access your care. We are asking people in in the city to ensure that they are prepared. Please order repeat prescriptions you may need to last over the bank holiday from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June. You can use the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, or change your nominated pharmacy, in just a few taps. I would also encourage people to use the 111 online service for a minor injury or illness, which is a great option to seek advice. 111 can advise where to get help for your symptoms and can arrange a telephone call with a healthcare professional, if appropriate.”
Health advice and information is available from the NHS App, NHS website and your local GP practice website. You can also use the NHS website to find a pharmacy near you which will be open over the bank holiday.

You may also consider having a small stock of basic medicines at home in case they are needed for minor illness or injury, including paracetamol, indigestion remedy and anti-diarrhoeal medicine. Ask your local pharmacist for advice on what medicines you should keep at home.

If you need urgent medical help and don’t know what to do, go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 in the first instance. A&E and 999 should be reserved for life-threatening health concerns.

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