PATIENTS are being urged to order repeat prescriptions before Christmas.

Most pharmacies and GP surgeries in Brighton will be closed over the festive period, and the NHS is advising patients to oder repeat prescriptions by tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18.

A spokesman for NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Forgetting to get enough supplies of essential medication ahead of the festive closures of GPs and pharmacies can put your health at risk, and end up putting a lot of strain on out-of-hours services, which are there to deal with urgent health problems.”