With Easter just around the corner, our thoughts will be turning to how we can make the most of the long weekend, the Easter holidays, where you’re going, what the weather will be like and, remembering to buy enough Easter eggs for everyone! Less exciting, but no less important however, is remembering to order your repeat prescriptions in advance.


Your local GP surgery and pharmacy will be closing at some point over the extended Easter break, which begins on Good Friday (4th April). Normal opening hours won’t resume until Tuesday 8th April, so it’s important to be organised with your medication.


Easter is one of our busiest times and a large part of this is due to people forgetting to order their repeat prescriptions in advance. Thinking ahead could save you and your family from rushing around trying to obtain your medicines and could help greatly in making sure you enjoy the Easter period instead.


It’s also really important to make sure you’ve got enough “everyday medicines” in case anyone in your household comes down with a minor illness. We have prepared a useful article on which medicines you should keep at home to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. If you’re going to be out and about, it’s also a good idea to carry a first aid kit with you, especially if you have young children. If you’re not sure what you should have in your first aid kit – don’t worry! We’ve got that covered too. Click here for a full checklist.


We know that life can be hectic and it’s not always possible to get it right all the time, so if you do find that you’ve run out of medication, help is at hand. Information on what to do if you run out of medication is available on our blog.


From everyone at Richmond Out Of Hours Service, Teddington Memorial Hospital and East Berkshire Primary Care, we wish you a very happy, safe and healthy Easter