News

18th Aug

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

New Telephone System

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

14th Apr

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.

14th Apr

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

IMPORTANT - COVID 19 - SPRING BOOSTER VACCINATION

Who is being offered a spring booster?

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster.

Although vaccines are expected to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 disease, protection against mild infection with the Omicron variant seems to decline quickly, even after the booster dose.

This spring booster is being offered as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago. If the number of infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s

The NHS is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and Long COVID, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.

The practice is currently not offering vaccinations for this age group, unless they are within one of the at-risk groups who will be invited, but you can book an appointment at a convenient community or pharmacy vaccination centre. Please book online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119, free of charge.

For further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s please visit the NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group website.

14th Apr

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: 

1st Apr

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.