Bank holiday health services

Christmas and New Year 2021-2022

People in Leeds are being reminded that their NHS is here for them over the festive period, including GP appointments as well as access to emergency care.

    1. NHS 111
    2. Use your pharmacy
    3. Call your doctor
    4. When to call 999
    5. If you think you have coronavirus symptoms

NHS 111

For accidents and unexpected health problems, visit NHS 111 online or call 111. It’s free, and is a fast and easy way for people to get the right help, whatever their health needs and whatever the time of day or night.

Callers to 111 are put through to a team of highly-skilled call advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses. They use a clinical assessment system and ask questions to assess callers’ needs and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Use your pharmacy

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and can help you with minor health concerns. You do not need an appointment to get advice from a pharmacist but to keep you, other patients and staff safe, please do not walk in to a pharmacy if you have symptoms of coronavirus.

As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example, they will tell you if you need to contact your GP practice.

Leeds pharmacy opening times

Pharmacy

Christmas Day (25 December)

Christmas Day Substitute (27 December)

Boxing Day (28 December)

New Year’s Day Substitute (3 January)

Boots (Leeds City Station) Closed 9am-12am 9am-12am 9am-12am
Boots (Trinity Centre) Closed 9am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm
Superdrug (Kirkgate, LS1) Closed Closed 11am-5pm Closed
Boots (Kirkgate Market Centre) Closed 10.30am-4.30pm 10.30am-4.30pm 10.30am-4.30pm
Superdrug (Merrion Centre) Closed Closed 10.30am-4.30pm Closed
Hyde Park Pharmacy 11am-1pm Closed Closed Closed
Boots (Kirkstall Valley Retail Park) Closed 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm
Star Pharmacy (Cardigan Road) 10.30am-4.30pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Tesco in-store (Roundhay Road) Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
Boots (Crown Point Park) Closed 9am-5.30pm 9am-5.30pm 10am-5.30pm
Midway pharmacy (Middleton) 4pm-6pm Closed Closed Closed
Cottingley pharmacy 9am-11am Closed Closed Closed
Al-shafa pharmacy (Beeston) Closed Closed 9am-6pm 9am-6pm
Boots (White Rose Centre) Closed 8am-8pm 10am-8pm 10am-8pm
Seacroft pharmacy (York Rd) 2.30pm-4.30pm Closed 6.30pm-8.30pm 6.30pm-8.30pm
Tesco in-store (Seacroft Avenue) Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
ASDA pharmacy (Killingbeck) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Halton pharmacy (Selby Rd) 12pm-2pm Closed Closed Closed
Boots (The Springs) Closed 9am-4.30pm 9am-4.30pm 9am-4.30pm
Asda pharmacy (Holt Park) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Alwoodley pharmacy (Alwoodley medical centre) Closed Closed 9am-6pm 9am-6pm
Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsburys, Moor Allerton) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Boots (Guiseley Retail Park) Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Pool pharmacy (Pool-in-Wharfedale) Closed 10am-12pm Closed Closed
Boots (Wetherby) Closed Closed 10am-4pm Closed
Tesco in-store (Garforth) Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
Boots (Rothwell) Closed Closed 10am-3pm Closed
Asda pharmacy (Morley) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Boots (Morley) Closed Closed 10am-4pm Closed
Asda pharmacy (Pudsey) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Midway Pharmacy (Pudsey) 1pm-3pm Closed 4.30pm-8.30pm 4.30pm-8.30pm

Call your doctor

  • Although most practices will be closed, appointments with GPs and other healthcare staff are still available.
  • Appointments must be pre-booked – by calling your own GP practice or by ringing NHS 111. The appointment may not be at your usual GP practice but at a nearby surgery referred to as an extended access hub.
  • Most appointments will be by telephone or through video consultation, but face to face appointments are still offered if necessary, with patients being advised accordingly.
25 December St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, LS10 4UZ. 12pm-6pm, available to all patients.
26 December St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, LS10 4UZ. 12pm-6pm, available to all patients.

Ireland Wood Surgery, Iveson Approach, LS16 6FR. 9am-1pm, available to all patients.

Rutland Lodge Practice, LS7 1JL. 9am-12pm, available to all patients.

Morley – 9am-1pm. Available to Morley PCN patients only.

27 December Normal Sunday opening hours.
28 December Normal Sunday opening hours.
1 January St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, LS10 4UZ. 12pm-6pm, available to all patients.
2 January St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, LS10 4UZ. 12pm-6pm, available to all patients.

Ireland Wood Surgery, Iveson Approach, LS16 6FR. 9am-1pm, available to all patients.

Rutland Lodge Practice, LS7 1JL. 9am-12pm, available to all patients.

Morley – 9am-1pm. Available to Morley PCN patients only.

3 January Normal Sunday opening hours.

If you have any of the following life-threatening emergencies, call 999:

  • Choking
  • Chest pain
  • Blackout
  • Severe bleeding
  • A serious injury
  • If you think you’re having a stroke

Symptoms of a stroke

The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST – you must call 999 if you have the following:

  • Face – face is drooping/fallen on one side, unable to smile, or the mouth or eye have dropped
  • Arms – unable to raise both arms and keep them there
  • Speech – speech is slurred or garbled
  • Time – dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms

If you think you have coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.

Coronavirus symptoms:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Getting tested for coronavirus

If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus you should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days, only leaving the house to get tested. Tests can be booked by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ or calling NHS 119.

Should your symptoms get worse or you feel you’re struggling to cope, please call NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency. Let the call talker know that you have coronavirus symptoms. You must not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital unless you have been told to do so.

For the latest advice on coronavirus please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. Find out more about accessing medical help urgently or when faced with a life or limb-threatening emergency www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/HereForYou

Mental health

MindWell provides advice about looking after your mental health, as well as where to go if you or someone you know needs support.

Find out more: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/news/mental-health-support-christmas-and-new-year-opening-times-2021/