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Local GP reminds patients to be prepared for Christmas and New Year

A local GP is urging patients to plan for the changes in opening hours affecting some services during the festive period.

Many GP practices and community pharmacies will have limited opening hours between Christmas and New Year, and are likely to be busier than usual. Patients are therefore advised to pick up their repeat prescriptions and stock up on medicines they will need over this period in plenty of time.

Above: Dr Faisel Baig, local GP and Chair of NHS North Lincolnshire CCG

Some pharmacies in will remain open over the Christmas holidays, including Christmas Day. Pharmacy opening hours in North Lincolnshire over the Christmas holidays are as follows:

Pharmacy

Tuesday 25th December

Wednesday 26th December

Tuesday 1st January

Boots Pharmacy, North Lincolnshire Shopping Park, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TE

Closed

08:00-18:00

10:30-16:30

Morrisons Pharmacy, Lakeside Parkway, Scunthorpe, DN16 3UA

Closed

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00

Lloyds Pharmacy, 6 Asda Development, Scotter Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2XG

Closed

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00

Weldricks Pharmacy, The Ironstone Centre, West Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6HX

08:00-20:00

08:00-20:00

08:00-20:00

Lloyds Pharmacy, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7DE

Closed

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00

Dr Faisel Baig, local GP and Chair of North Lincs CCG, said: “If you do find yourself feeling unwell over the festive period, your local community pharmacy can offer expert advice and treatment for many minor health problems.”

“If you have a more urgent healthcare need that is not an accident or an emergency and your usual GP service is closed, you can call 111 for advice.”

“Please support your local NHS by choosing the most appropriate service this Christmas.”

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