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Following the announcement that Monday 19 September 2022 will be a bank holiday to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s State Funeral, local health and care services are letting people know where they can access help, and what to do about any planned appointments and repeat medicines.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 19 September and reopen on Tuesday 20 September. People who had a GP practice appointment booked for Monday 19 September have been contacted directly by their GP practice to rearrange appointments for the earliest opportunity.

People who are due to reorder their repeat medicines on Monday 19 September are also asked to instead order these early to make sure they have enough medicines to last over the longer weekend.

There will be pharmacies open over the bank holiday weekend. People can drop in for expert advice on many common illnesses such as headaches, sore throats and aches and pains, and there is no need to book an appointment. Pharmacies can also give you help and information on which medicines people can buy over the counter to help manage their illness. To find a pharmacy, visit the NHS website:

Airedale Hospital, Bradford Hospitals and Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are working hard to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum. Patients will be contacted directly about what to do if they were due to attend hospital or had an appointment booked for Monday 19 September which needs to be rearranged.

Services that operate 24/7 at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be available, including the First Response mental health crisis service which can be contacted on 0800 952 1181 and critical community services, including district nursing.

For information about many common illnesses and injuries, symptoms and treatments, and advice about what to do, when to get help and which NHS service to use, visit the NHS website:

People may also wish to access local mental health and wellbeing services, details of services across Bradford district and Craven can be found on the Healthy Minds website:

For urgent health advice that is not a life-threatening emergency, contact NHS 111, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People can check symptoms using NHS 111 online – – or by calling the service free of charge on 111.

For urgent mental health support in Bradford District and Craven, call First Response on 0800 952 1181, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.