Bank holiday health services

Christmas and new year bank holiday 2022

People in Leeds are being reminded that their NHS is here for them this bank holiday, 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


Christmas Day


Boxing Day


Christmas Day Substitute


New Year’s Day Substitute

Asda Pharmacy (Holt Park) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Boots (Rothwell) Closed Closed 10am-3pm Closed
Superdrug (Kirkgate) Closed Closed 8.30am-6pm Closed
Boots (Leeds City Station) Closed Closed 9am-9pm 9am-8pm
Boots (White Rose Centre) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Superdrug (Merrion Centre) Closed Closed 10.30am-4pm Closed
Asda Pharmacy (Killingbeck) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Boots (The Springs Retail Park) Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Alwoodley Medical Centre (Saxon Mount) Closed 9am-5pm Closed 9am-5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy (Moor Allerton Centre) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Asda Pharmacy (Owlcotes) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Star Pharmacy (Cardigan Road) 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Asda Pharmacy (Howley Park Road) Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Al-Shafa Pharmacy (Beeston Road) Closed Closed 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Armley Pharmacy 12pm-2pm 12pm-2pm 12pm-2pm 12pm-2pm
Drighlington Pharmacy (King Street) 10am-12pm Closed Closed Closed
Freeman’s Pharmacy (Wortley) 1pm-3pm 9am-11am 9am-11am 9am-11am
Midway Pharmacy (Middleton) 2.30pm-6.30pm Closed Closed Closed
Halton Pharmacy 9am-1pm Closed Closed Closed
Mitchell’s Chemist (Horsforth) 9am-11am Closed Closed Closed
Boots (Trinity) Closed 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm
Boots (Kirkstall Valley Retail Park) Closed 9am-5pm 9am-5pm Closed
Boots (Crown Point) Closed 10am-3pm 10am-3pm Closed
Pool Pharmacy (Pool-in-Wharfedale) Closed 12pm-2pm 12pm-2pm 11am-3pm
Hyde Park Pharmacy (Woodsley Road) 10am-12pm Closed Closed Closed

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.
Hub site

Christmas Day


Boxing Day


Christmas Day Substitute


New Year’s Day Substitute


Beech Tree Closed Closed 9am-3pm Closed
Bellbrooke Closed Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
Burley Park Closed Closed 8am-4pm 8am-4pm
City View Closed Closed 9am-3pm 9am-3pm
Colton Mill Medical Centre Closed Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
East Leeds Closed Closed Closed Closed
Gibson Lane Closed Closed Closed Closed
Hyde Park Closed Closed Closed Closed
Ireland Wood Closed 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm
Leeds Student Medical Practice Closed Closed 9am-2pm 9am-2pm
Lingwell Croft Closed Closed 9am-3pm 9am-3pm
Morley Closed 8am-12pm 8am-12pm 8am-12pm
New Cross Closed Closed Closed Closed
Park Road Closed 8am-2pm 8am-2pm 8am-2pm
Oakwood Lane Closed Closed Closed Closed
Pudsey Closed Closed Closed Closed
Otley Closed Closed Closed Closed
Wetherby Closed Closed Closed Closed
Rutland Lodge Closed 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm
Bellbrooke City Wide Same Day Response Service Closed 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm
St Georges City Wide Same Day Response Service 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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

For advice and information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please see here:

Getting tested for coronavirus

With effect from 1 April 2022, universal testing free of charge for the general public has ended. This means that:

  • Fixed and mobile testing sites have closed
  • You can no longer obtain test kits free of charge, either online or from a pharmacy

There is limited free testing provision for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms within some categories. Find out more here:

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 taker 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

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:

For information and support for young people, visit MindMate:

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