Public holiday advice from NHS 24  

As bunting goes out in towns and villages across Scotland to celebrate the holidays and Jubilee weekend, NHS 24 is reminding people of the health advice and information that’s available via NHS inform.

The national health information service has advice on everything from hay fever to heartburn, safety in the sun to how to deal with insect bites.

Maria Docherty, NHS 24’s Director of Nursing and Care explained:

“Many people will be planning trips away, or days out and celebrations over the May holiday and Jubilee Holiday weekends. These holidays may impact on local GP and pharmacy opening times. If people take regular medication, they should ensure they have enough to see them through, or order what they need and in plenty of time.’

Scotland’s Service Directory is also kept up to date with information on services available across the country and is accessed through www.nhsinform.scot

Maria added:

‘We’re hoping for sunny weather for the celebrations ahead but if you do need support for seasonal illness, or advice of how to stay safe in the sun, NHS inform and community pharmacies can help. NHS 24 staff will also be working to support the public over the coming weeks’.