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Accessing NHS Services

There are a number of services available to you when you need help, but please be sure to choose wisely. Click on the headers below for more information on each service

GP Practices

Click here to search for your nearest GP practice.

Most GP practices are closed over the weekend from 6.00pm on Friday until 8.00am on Mondays.

When GP practices are closed, you can access urgent primary care services via NHS111, by dialling 111 on your telephone.

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.

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.

Pharmacy Services

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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.


Winter opening times

Most pharmacies in Calderdale are closed on 25, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019, but some are open if you need health advice quickly.

Please remember to collect any prescription medication you may need before the busy festive period.

Pharmacy Address Postcode Telephone number Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December 2018 Boxing Day – Wednesday 26 December 2018 New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1 January 2019 Provide NUMSAS Provide palliative care Provide Minor Ailment Service
Instore Pharmacy, Tesco superstore Huddersfield Road, Brighouse HD6 1RZ 0345 6779783 Closed 11:00-13:00 11:00-13:00 Yes No Yes
Wellcare Pharmacy 2 Castle Avenue, Rastrick, Brighouse HD6 3HT 01484 723047 09:00 – 11:00 Closed 09:00 – 11:00 Yes No Yes
Boots Pharmacy 7-11 Market Street, Halifax HX1 1PB 01422 352009 Closed 08:00-17:30 Closed No No Yes
Lloyds Pharmacy Sainsbury's Superstore,Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SB 01422 342839 Closed 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 Yes Yes Yes
King Cross Pharmacy 206 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3JP 01422 384123 11:00 - 18:00 10.00-19.00 10:00-19:00 No Yes Yes
Asda Pharmacy Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax HX1 4JT 01422 331318 Closed 09.00-18.00 10:00-17:00 No Yes Yes
Ovenden Pharmacy Beechwood Medical Centre, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8AL 01422 647242 10:00-12:00 Closed 10:00-12:00 Yes No Yes
Shelf Pharmacy 14 Carr House Road, Shelf, Halifax HX3 7QY 01274 676004 10:00-12:00 Closed 10:00-12:00 Yes No No
Stainland Pharmacy 350 Stainland Road HX4 9EH 01422 374233 13:00-15:00 Closed 13:00-15:00 No No No
Ryburn Pharmacy The Health Centre, ?Ripponden HX6 4BN 01422 822181 10:00-12:00 Closed 09:00-11:00 No No Yes
Your Local Boots Pharmacy 13-15 Crown Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EL 01422 842378 Closed 10:30-16:30 Closed Yes No Yes

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

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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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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