NHS urges us to be Health-Wise this Easter

NHS Scotland has launched its Easter Be Health-Wise campaign. (Photo: Peter Devlin)
NHS Scotland has launched its Easter Be Health-Wise campaign. (Photo: Peter Devlin)

Residents in East Renfrewshire are being reminded to make the most of the Easter weekend by taking a few simple steps to look after their health.

As many local GP surgeries may be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22), NHSScotland’s Be Health-Wise this Easter campaign, run by NHS 24, advises people how to stay well over the holiday.

Featuring the wise Dr Owl and his forest friends, members of the public are being asked to carry out three key steps:

• Be prepared for common illnesses with over-the-counter medicines;

• Make sure you have enough repeat prescription;

• Know your GP surgery and local pharmacy opening times.

Dr Laura Ryan, NHS 24’s medical director, said: “Planning ahead can help ensure that common ailments such as colds and flu don’t become a big problem over Easter.”

You can search for your nearest pharmacy opening times on Scotland’s Service Directory at NHS Inform