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People across Fife are being reminded that GP practices will be closed over the Festive holidays.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25th December, reopening on Wednesday, 27th December. They will also close on Monday 1st January and reopen on Wednesday 3rd January.

If you are ill when your GP practice is closed and it can’t wait until the practice reopens you should call NHS 24 on 111.

Follow these simple tips to look after your health:

  • Remember repeat prescriptions - If you take regular medication remember to check your existing supplies and only order what you need to make sure you don’t run out.  
  • Restock your medicine cabinet –Check your medicine cabinet and restock if necessary with over-the-counter remedies. These could include medicines for pain relief and high temperature, cough and cold remedies, plasters and antiseptic for minor cuts and grazes, and medicines for indigestion relief.
  • Get advice at your local pharmacy -Pharmacies offer expert advice on medicines and also provide general information on healthcare. If you run out of medication and your GP practice is closed, a pharmacist can help to arrange a supply if needed.

A full list of pharmacies open over the festive holidays is available on our website at