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GP Surgeries to Close for Four Days at Both Christmas and New Year

Full-time GPs in England at lowest level for five years

GP Surgeries in Tayside will be closing for four days at both Christmas and New Year’s. Surgeries will be closed on the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 27th of December and then again on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the 2nd and 3rd of January.

Everyone is being urged to check that they have enough of any repeat prescriptions and if they need more to make sure they place the order in plenty of time before the festive holidays.

Anyone with a non-urgent health issue over the festive holidays is asked to wait until their GP surgery reopens, contact a local community pharmacy or visit www.nhs.inform.scot for answers to common health questions and symptom checkers.

For non-life-threatening injuries that may require A&E, patients are asked to call NHS 24 on 111 day or night. If it’s an emergency call 999 or go to A&E. The public are being urged to not attend A&E with a problem that you would normally see your GP with.

Information on getting the right care can be found at www.rightcaretayside.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Tayside have set up www.keepwellinwinter.scot.nhs.uk as a one stop shop for all information regarding medical care, medicine and advice on how to look after your own and your family’s health this winter.

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