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Accessing NHS services this August Bank Holiday

Accessing NHS services this August Bank Holiday

Most GP practices in Calderdale will close for the August Bank Holiday period from 6.30pm on Friday 24 August to 8.00am on Tuesday 28 August. DEtails on services that are available in Calderdale this weekend 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 (August bank holiday)

A pharmacy should be the first place to go for help or advice when you start to feel ill. A list of the pharmacies open and providing a full range of services in Calderdale during the August bank holiday can be found below.

For information on the services available at many pharmacies, Click Here

Please make every effort to secure any prescription medication you, or someone you may care for requires before the long weekend. For information on how to order prescription medication, Click Here

Pharmacy Details August Bank Holiday Minor Ailment Service Provider  


Palliative Care


Asda Stores Ltd, Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax, HX1 4JT

Tel: 01422 331318            

09:00-18:00 YES  


Boots UK Ltd, 7-11 Market Street, Halifax, HX1 1PB  

Tel: 01422 352009            

10:00-16:00 YES  




Boots UK Ltd, 13-15 Crown Street, Hebden Bridge,  HX7 8EL  

Tel: 01422 842378            

10:30-16:30 YES  

King Cross Pharmacy, 206 King Cross Road, Halifax, HX1 3JP

Tel: 01422 384123            

10:00-19:00 YES YES

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SB

Tel: 01422 342839

09:00-19:00 YES

Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax, HX1 3TU Tel: 0345 6779319

09:00-18:00 YES  

Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse, Halifax,  HD6 1RZ  Tel: 0345 6779783

09:00-18:00 YES  

Click here to find out how you can reorder prescriptions online using the GP Online service

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)

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.

All appointments are held at Improved Access Hubs, which are Spring Hall Medical Practice in Halifax, Station Road Surgery in Sowerby Bridge, and Southowram Surgery.


Improved Access Hubs in Calderdale

The service is delivered from three Improved Access Hubs:

Spring Hall Medical Practice, 173 Spring Hall Lane, HX1 4JG

Offering appointments seven days per week, 365 days per year (including Bank holidays), to all registered patients from:

  • Beechwood Medical Centre (Ovenden)
  • The Boulevard Medical Practice (Halifax)
  • Caritas Group Practice
  • Horne Street Surgery (Halifax)
  • Keighley Road Surgery (Illingworth)
  • King Cross Surgery (King Cross)
  • Lister Lane Surgery
  • Park Community Practice (Halifax)
  • Plane Trees Group Practice (Pellon)
  • Queens Road Surgery (Halifax)
  • Rosegarth and Siddall Practice (Halifax & Siddall)
  • Spring Hall Medical Practice (Halifax)


Station Road Surgery, Station Road, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3AB

Offering appointments seven days per week, 365 days per year (including Bank holidays), to all registered patients from:

  • Bankfield Surgery (Elland)
  • Brig Royd Surgery (Ripponden)
  • Hebden Bridge (Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd)
  • Meadowdale Group Practice (Elland)
  • Stainland Road Medical Centre (Greetland)
  • Station Road Surgery (Sowerby Bridge)
  • Todmorden Health Centre


Southowram Surgery Law Lane, Southowram, Halifax, HD3 9 QB

Offering appointments five days per week, Monday – Friday, to all registered patients from:

  • Church Lane Surgery
  • Longroyd Surgery
  • Northolme Practice
  • Rastrick Health Centre
  • Rydings Hall Surgery
  • Southowram Surgery

Patients registered to these practices will be seen at Spring Hall Medical Practice at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

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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