GP practices are open Good Friday and Easter Monday
Changes to the way patients are seen by a GP or practice nurse are being introduced across much of Norfolk and Waveney in the coming days.
Patients and the public are being urged to only order the medicines they normally need and to treat high street pharmacy workers with respect as they deliver vital support on the NHS frontline in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Local pharmacy chiefs say they are incredibly thankful to the overwhelming majority of patients and customers who respect the challenges being faced at the present time. However, the behaviour of a small minority can be upsetting to staff working tirelessly to maintain services.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group launched on 1 April 2020. This followed the merger of the CCGs for West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk, and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for planning local NHS services and holding contracts with organisations such as hospitals that provide direct patient care.
In order to provide the usual amount of medications to the patients of Norfolk and Waveney, we are asking you to only order what you need when you have seven days or less supply.
If you are able to buy your medications over the counter when making your weekly essential shopping trip please do, this includes purchasing pain relief such as paracetamol and ibuprofen and allergy relief as we have seen evidence that the hayfever season is beginning.