NHS team’s five steps for a healthy Easter

NHS Calderdale’s Clinical Commissioning Group is advising people to take five simple steps to look after their health and prepare for the Easter holiday period.

By making sure they have a supply of over the counter medicines, knowing when their GP surgery is open, using their local pharmacy, checking their repeat prescriptions, and using the 111 service for health advice, people can ensure they make the most of the Easter holiday weekend.

This year many GP surgeries across Calderdale will close for four days from Good Friday, April 18, to Easter Monday, April 21, before re-opening on Tuesday, April 22.

Dr Alan Brook said: “After winter, Easter is the busiest time of year for local health services so we want to remind people of the small steps they can take to ensure illness doesn’t ruin their Easter.

“Being prepared by having enough repeat medication to cover you and having some simple home remedies available can make all the difference if illness strikes. It is also important to plan ahead for any required repeat prescriptions over the Easter break, so please order and collect in good time.”