Be Health-Wise this Easter

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Dr Owl – the memorable and wise character from a national health campaign – is urging people in Tayside to take a few simple steps to look after their health this Easter.

Dr Owl launched this year’s Be Health-Wise This Easter campaign, which is run by NHS 24 on behalf of NHSScotland.

The campaign is reminding people that by making sure they have a supply of over the counter medicines, knowing when their GP surgery is open and checking their repeat prescriptions, they can ensure they make the most of the Easter holiday weekend.

This year GP surgeries in Tayside will be closed on Monday, April 6, and again on Monday, April 13.

NHS Tayside Clinical Director for Out of Hours Dr Jane Bruce said: “With the school and public holidays during April, it’s important to be prepared to look after your health.

“This includes knowing when your GP surgery is open, planning ahead if you need repeat prescriptions and making sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked with common remedies.

“As well as stocking the remedies you might need for coughs, colds, allergies or minor injuries, local pharmacies can also provide useful advice on how to stay healthy this spring.”

General advice and information on how to stay healthy this Easter can be found at www.nhsinform.co.uk or contact NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88.