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Accessing NHS services on the Summer Bank Holiday

Accessing NHS services on the Summer Bank Holiday

Most GP practices in Calderdale will close for the Summer Bank Holiday on 26 August 2019.

If you take prescription medication, please make sure that you, and vulnerable people around you, have enough to carry you through the long weekend.

Details on services that are available in Calderdale over the Bank Holiday can be found below:

Self Care

Self-care is best for most common ailments like coughs and colds, and can save you an unnecessary trip to see your GP.

It's a good idea to keep a stock of over-the-counter medicines at home, including painkillers, antihistamine tablets, anti-diarrhoea and indigestion treatments.

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Pharmacy Services

Click here to search for your nearest pharmacy.

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can offer medical advice and self-care treatment quickly, saving you a trip to the doctor?

Pharmacists can help with treatment for minor concerns and conditions, such as coughs, colds, tummy troubles, teething in infants and aches and pains.

Speak to a pharmacist as soon as you start to feel unwell, and they’ll direct you to see your GP if they think you need to.


August Bank Holiday opening times

Most pharmacies in Calderdale are closed on Monday 26 August 2019, but some are open if you need health advice quickly.

Please remember to collect any prescription medication you may need before the Bank Holiday period.

Pharmacy Address Postcode Telephone number August Bank Holiday, Monday 26 August
Tesco Pharmacy Huddersfield Road, Brighouse HD6 1RZ 0345 6779783 09:00-18:00
Boots Pharmacy 7-11 Market Street, Halifax HX1 1PB 01422 352009 10:00-16:00
Lloyds Pharmacy Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SB 01422 357330 09:00-17:00
King Cross Pharmacy 206 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3JP 01422 384123 10:00-19:00
Tesco Pharmacy Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax HX1 3TU 0345 6779319 09:00-18:00
Asda Pharmacy Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax HX1 4JT 01422 331318 09:00-18:00
Boots Pharmacy 13-15 Crown Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EL 01422 842378 10:30-16:30

NHS 111 Services

Phone NHS 111 when you need medical advice fast, but it’s not an emergency.

The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms and, depending on the situation, will then:

  • give you self-care advice
  • connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP
  • book you a face-to-face appointment
  • send an ambulance directly, if necessary
  • direct you to the local service that can help you best with your concern

Walk-in Services

Our walk-in services are open from 8am to 8pm on all weekends and bank holidays.  They are conveniently located at:



Park Community Practice

Located in Horne Street Health Centre, Horne Street (off Pellon Lane), Halifax HX1 5UA.

There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and a bus stop nearby.

Out of Hours: 01422 399858


Calder Community Practice

Located on the second floor in the Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, Todmorden OL14 5RN.

There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and Todmorden bus services and train station are within 5 minutes walking distance.

Out of Hours: 01706 811 106

GP Services (evening, weekend and bank holidays)

Evening, weekend and Bank Holiday GP appointments

Patients registered with GP practices in Calderdale can now access evening and weekend appointments seven days a week, including Bank Holidays, thanks to the Improved Access Service.

Speak to staff at your own practice to find out more and to book an appointment.

As part of the service, people registered with a GP Practice in Calderdale can access pre-bookable appointments from:

  • 6.30am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday
  • 10:00am-2:00pm every Saturday and Sunday
  • 10:00am – 11.30am on Bank Holidays.

More information on evening, weekend and bank holiday GP appointments can be found at

Accident and Emergency

Only people with a genuine medical emergency should go to A&E. Emergencies include:
Injuries, such as broken limbs or severe head injury

  • Loss of consciousness
  • An acute confused state
  • Fits
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns or scalds

999 Ambulance Service

Call 999 in a medical emergency – when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Medical emergencies can include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • An acute confused state
  • Fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding can't be stopped
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns or scalds

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