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12/04/19

Keep your NHS services eggs-tra happy over Easter

Know where to go if you need help

People across Bradford district and Craven are being reminded to use the right service if they feel unwell during the upcoming bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed over the bank holiday weekend. However, many pharmacies will be open and they are a good first port of call if people feel unwell. Pharmacies are often conveniently located in supermarkets or shopping centres, making it easy to drop in for advice on medicines and minor ailments – such as coughs and colds. You don’t need to book an appointment to see a pharmacist for advice and many pharmacies offer a confidential consultation room to discuss issues privately.

To find a list of local pharmacies open over the bank holiday weekend in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, click here and for pharmacies in Bradford district and Craven click here

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Dr James Thomas, GP and clinical chair at NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “We can all do our bit to make sure we stay well and help our NHS over the bank holiday weekend. By choosing the right service, we can make sure that services are there for the people who need them the most.

“For common health conditions such as coughs or colds, your local pharmacist can provide help and advice on the best treatments for you. You can also find information on common illnesses and injuries by visiting the NHS website at www.nhs.uk. The site can also help you find your nearest local pharmacy.

“If you’re unsure or have an urgent health need, but it’s not a life-threatening emergency, the friendly teams at NHS 111 will be able to help.

“A&E can help if you have severe chest pain or difficulty breathing, severe bleeding or a serious head injury.”

It may also be useful to keep some basic medicines at home to help manage minor illnesses, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. More information about which medicines are useful to keep at home is available on the NHS website

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