Patients are advised to check if they need to order a repeat prescription ahead of the Easter holiday period. Running out of medicine can have serious consequences for patients’ health, create additional demand on out-of-hours services plus incur extra costs to the NHS.

For help and advice with a minor ailment over Easter, patients can visit their local pharmacy - many will be open for longer over the bank holiday weekend. Click here for details.

Pharmacists are healthcare experts who can give qualified clinical advice. If symptoms suggest it’s more serious they will ensure patients get the help they need.

Click here for a full list of pharmacies and opening hours in the local area.

For urgent medical help or advice when it's not a life-threatening situation, please call NHS 111.

In a medical emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk) always call 999. Patients who feel seriously unwell are encouraged to seek medical help sooner rather than later.