Quick tips for staying well over the Bank Holiday weekend
As the NHS and local care services in Calderdale continue to experience high demand and so we are gearing up for a busy bank holiday weekend. Here’s 10 ways to help the NHS keep people safe this bank holiday weekend:
- Be prepared for your holiday or day out. Bring any useful first aid supplies like plasters, pain relief, indigestion treatment and antihistamine. What should I keep in my first aid kit?
- Be well-stocked with your regular prescription medication. If you run out speak to a pharmacist who can arrange an urgent medication supply.
- A number of pharmacies are open during the bank holiday weekend to provide expert, confidential advice and over-the-counter remedies for minor injuries. You can find out which pharmacies are open using the NHS website. You don’t need to make an appointment to see a pharmacist. Find a pharmacy open now.
- Most GP practices will be closed but we there is a small number of appointments available over the weekend and bank holiday Monday. To book an appointment you must contact your own GP practice. An appointment must have been booked in advance of visiting the extended hours service. You can contact your practice by telephone or by using GP online. Read more about extended access appointments.
- Do not visit the Accident & Emergency (A&E) unless you have a serious or life-threatening condition. When to go to A&E.
- NHS 111 is here to make it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.