Be ready for the holidays

A national health campaign is reminding people in Dumfries and Galloway to know when their GP surgery or local pharmacy is open over the festive holidays.

Many GP surgeries and pharmacies will be open on Tuesday, December 24, and Friday, December 27, and closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They will be closed for two days again at New Year (January 1 and 2) before re-opening on Friday, January 3.

People are also being urged to restock their medicine cabinets and to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions.

General advice and information can be found at www.nhsinform.co.uk or call 0800 22 44 88.