News

4th May 2023

GP Care Wakefield

Child feeling unwell when your GP surgery is closed?

Appointments are still available on evenings and weekends if you need one; that’s the message from local GP surgeries as children head back to school across Wakefield. Simply call your GP practice number as usual, and your call will automatically go through to GP Care Wakefield, Wakefield’s evening and weekend GP service.

GP Care is staffed by local GPs and nurses and is open for same-day appointments and advice every Monday to Friday, 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm, Sundays 9am to 1pm and on bank holidays, 9am to 3pm. Outside these times, call 111 or 999 for life-threatening emergencies.

Children who could benefit from extra support to manage their symptoms this winter may also be referred to a new children’s observation hub after their appointment. Staffed by local GPs and nurses, the hub team helps parents and carers monitor their child’s symptoms safely at home, providing advice, assessments and reassurance by phone, video and in-person to avoid unnecessary hospital trips and help youngsters get better at home.

If you are the parent or carer of an ill child eligible for care in the hub this winter, your GP or nurse will give you further information at your appointment.

 

13th Jan 2023

Feedback

If you are unable to attend an appointment at the surgery please let us know via our contact us page on the website.

18th Aug 2022

Patient Feedback

We would really appreciate your feedback. Please click on the link below

https://www.cqc.org.uk/give-feedback-on-care

24th Jul 2022

New Telephony System

We now have a new telephone system installed here at the surgery. Please note that all incoming and outgoing calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. 

14th Apr 2022

PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

Paper requests for repeat prescriptions are being discouraged, again to avoid the spread of the virus.

If you are not registered for Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) please contact the surgery to nominate your chosen pharmacy to collect from.

In the first instance you must order your prescription via the NHS App.  If you haven't already done so please download the App and follow the instructions to register.  This will enable you to request your medication, view medical history, book an appointment and seek out advice.

If you're unable to download the NHS App you can email requests to: 

14th Apr 2022

IMPORTANT - To all our Military Veteran Patients and their Families: 21.03.2022

As a practice we are actively seeking to identify our Military Veteran patients who have served in the UK Armed Forces and any family members of Military Veterans to ensure they receive any support they may need.

This includes all Military Veterans and Reservists. You only have to have served one day in the Armed Forces.

We are sending out Questionnaires via text message for Military Veterans or their immediate family members, so watch out for these. They are very simple to complete.

Our local group of practices will be working together in the future to help offer tailored support as well as signposting to other services for our Military Veterans and their Families.

Thank you for your cooperation with this piece of work.

14th Apr 2022

Training Practice

The practice is an approved training practice for GP Registrars, Foundation Doctors and Medical Students.  All students have a comprehensive education programme and are supervised in their clinical work.  

Dr Kate Hemingway and Dr Trudi Cherry are approved GP Trainers and lead education in the practice.  Additional members of the clinical and non-clinical team participate in teaching and training throughout the year.

Student Nursing placements take place at the practice throughout the year, with training provided by our Nurse Mentors.

The practice also hosts First Contact Physio trainees, who are qualified physiotherapists and are able to provide a service to our patients.

We would like to thank all of our patients who see those colleagues, who are training and gaining experience within the practice.  It is vital for their development and is helping to build the future NHS workforce.

1st Apr 2022

Medication changes that may affect you

Mandanol 500mg tabs/caps - Paracetamol 500mg tabs, Eroset 500mg/10mg tabs - Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tabs & Emcozin 30mg/500mg tabs to Zapain 30/500mg tabs or generic Co-Codamol 30mg/500mg tabs.