CRAVEN GPs are reminding people on repeat medicines to make sure they have enough to get them over the Easter break.

Surgeries will be closed for four days over the holiday, from April 19 to April 22. Most practices need a minimum of 48 hours notice to issue repeat prescriptions - so people need to act before next Tuesday to make sure they do not run out.

Dr James Thomas, GP and clinical chair,man of NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “There are often lots of things for people to remember when there’s a bank holiday as people often go for days out or plan a holiday. However, nobody wants to run out of their regular medication and feel unwell during their time off.

“If people do need repeat medicines during the holiday period, call NHS 111, which is free to call from both landlines and mobiles and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. The team at NHS 111 can arrange an emergency supply until you speak to your GP practice after the bank holiday.

“It’s always useful to keep some medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen at home to help manage any minor illnesses. There’s lots of advice available on the NHS website - - and from local pharmacies, some of which are open over the bank holiday.”

To find a list of local pharmacies open over the bank holiday visit;