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NHS 24 is on Hand for Jubilee Celebrations

NHS 24 will be on hand next week during the jubilee celebrations which start on Thursday, June 2nd to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The bank holiday weekend is marking the historic event this year where Queen Elizabeth the Second became the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

During the bank holiday weekend, the Pitlochry Baptist Church will be celebrating the event with, depute Lord Lieutenant, James Kynaston as the community lights a beacon and joins in song.

However, local schools and Medical Practice’s will be closed during the jubilee weekend. In its place, NHS 24 will be offering advice on everything from hay fever to heartburn, safety in the sun to how to deal with insect bites.

Maria Docherty, NHS 24’s Director of Nursing and Care explained: “Many people will be planning trips away, or days out and celebrations over the May holiday and Jubilee Holiday weekends. These holidays may impact on local GP and pharmacy opening times. If people take regular medication, they should ensure they have enough to see them through, or order what they need and in plenty of time.”

A spokesperson for the Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice said: “Please ensure you have ordered your medication in plenty of time.

“If you require medical assistance during the time, please call NHS 111 for non-urgent advice or 999 for urgent assistance.”

More information is available online too, NHS Inform offers medical advice and information about access to support near you.

Maria Docherty added: “We’re hoping for sunny weather for the celebrations ahead but if you do need support for seasonal illness, or advice of how to stay safe in the sun, NHS inform and community pharmacies can help. NHS 24 staff will also be working to support the public over the coming weeks.”

 More information is available on: https://www.nhsinform.scot/

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