HEALTH bosses are reminding residents in Northumberland to prepare for the Bank Holiday.
People are advised to make sure their medicine cabinets are fully stocked with over-the-counter remedies to treat minor ailments, such as coughs and colds.
And if they need further help, they are urged to Choose Well to try to ease the pressure on NHS services.
Expert advice is available from community pharmacies, and in addition to GP services there are NHS walk-in centres and minor injury clinics, while NHS Direct will provide help and advice to make sure people receive the right treatment.
The Boots pharmacy in Bridge Street, Morpeth, will be open for business on Bank Holiday Monday, from 10am to 4pm.
NHS Direct is available on 0845 4647, or online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk