As Easter approaches, GPs in Mid Powys are urging residents to prioritise their health by taking proactive steps to ensure they are ready for the Easter break.

With the aim of promoting well-being and minimising health-related disruptions during the holiday season, the following key points have been emphasised:

• Order prescriptions early: GPs advise residents to order their prescriptions well in advance to allow ample time for processing. By doing so, individuals can avoid potential delays and ensure they have an adequate supply of medications.

• Be aware of opening times: Knowing the opening times of local surgeries and pharmacies during Easter is essential. Please remember surgeries will be closed from Friday, March 29 till Tuesday, April 2. In case of closures, residents are encouraged to call NHS 111 for immediate support or visit the NHS Wales 111 website for valuable information and guidance.

• Create a well-stocked medicine cabinet: GPs recommend preparing a well-stocked medicine cabinet with essential items such as paracetamol.

Gareth Ratcliffe, PAVO Health Promotion Facilitator for Mid Powys GPs, said: "We want our community to enjoy the Easter holidays without worrying about their health. Planning ahead and ensuring you have necessary medications and resources on hand can help alleviate stress and ensure a smooth and healthy holiday period."