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OUT OF HOURS GP CARE WAKEFIELD
GP CARE WAKEFIELD is an extended out of hours service owned by all Wakefield GP Practices to cover the entire population of the Wakefield district.
It operates from 6pm – 10 pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s. Telephones will be diverted when ringing the practice during operating hours. Outside of these times please telephone 111 or ring back during normal surgery hours if your need is not urgent.
Following triage of your problem, if deemed appropriate the service will offer you a GP appointment at Trinity Medical Centre or Pontefract General Infirmary.
There needs to be shared consent in place for the service to be able to provide safe care therefore please ensure you give explicit record sharing consent when accepting an appointment with the service. Patients who prefer not to give shared consent cannot access this service.
The service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions.
Routine care by HCA/Nurse (Please note not all services will be available initially)
In addition to the above, during 6pm & 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am & 1pm on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s, patients can be seen for routine annual review of Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma & Stroke but only if you are well controlled and your condition is stable. Other routine nurse care includes:
- Blood tests
- Routine ECG (not chest pain)
- Review of contraception pill
- Repeat depo injection
- B12 injection
- Removal of sutures and clips
For more information, please ask at reception.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION?
We recommend the flu vaccination for anyone who is over the age of 65, or who has an illness which
may put them more ‘at risk’ if they catch flu.
These illnesses include:
- Chronic respiratory disease i.e. obstructive pulmonary disease or if you require continuous or repeated use of steroid inhalers for your asthma
- Chronic heart disease, Chronic kidney disease, Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease such as stroke/tia, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy
We also recommend this vaccination for:
- patients who are undergoing medical treatment who may have a compromised immune system
- pregnant women (in any stage of pregnancy)
- patients who live in residential homes
- patients who are the main carer & in receipt of a carers allowance
- Children aged 2yrs & 3yrs on the 31st Aug
PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY & BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
New Hours for Walk in Centre to Meet Patient Need
From the 1st November the Wakefield Walk in Centre on King Street will have new opening hours. The service will be available from 10am until 10pm 7 days a week.
The new hours mean the service is available later in the day until 10pm, and opens slightly later at 10am. The change reflects patient use of the service, which showed greater demand for the service in the evenings, rather than the early morning.
Providing same day support for patients, the centre can provide urgent care for an acute condition that may be dealt with in a single visit to a clinician.
The change in hours also reflects the new GP Care Wakefield extended hours scheme. GP Care Wakefield offers patients access to medical support across the district by calling their own GP number from 6pm until 10pm weekdays and 9am-3pm weekends and bank holidays.
Dr Phil Earnshaw, Chair of NHS Wakefield and local GP said:
“The change in times for the Walk in Centre service enables public access to city centre support, at busier times for conditions which should not require A&E.
“Alongside the new GP Care Wakefield extended hours scheme, we hope patients will use these services and choose to leave A&E for the most serious accidents and emergencies.”
Services offered by the Walk in Centre include:
Treating minor injuries and illnesses, including but not limited to:
- Wounds, e.g. superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and scalds, insect or animal bites, risk of tetanus, minor head injuries- (except in under 2’s and over 65’s as in NICE guidance)
- Muscle and joint injury, e.g. strains and sprains, back pain, tendonitis;
- High temperature
- Headaches and dizziness
- Coughs, colds, ‘flu-like’ symptoms and hay-fever;
- Ear, nose and throat infections (e.g. minor infections such as sore throats and ear aches)
- Eye care e.g. conjunctivitis, styes, removal of superficial foreign bodies;
- Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea;
- Dermatology and skin complaints e.g. rashes, minor allergic reactions, scabies, head lice, sunburn
- Emergency contraception
- Post operation wound care
- Acute psychological conditions and crisis resolution.
Our already established patient group aims to help to interpret the annual patient survey and plan change as a result. Are you are able to contribute by being objective and representing the views of others. Representation for the group ideally will be a mix of age/gender/race and working/retired people. If you are interested in joining or would like further information please inform the receptionist who will be happy to take your details and Heather Pegman the admin manager will contact you.
Our already established group of people from all walks of life, voluntarily give their time to help staff and patients at Chapelthorpe Medical Centre. Their role is to work with the practice to improve the services offered and to identify new ways to help meet the health needs of patients at the practice. If you are interested in joining or would like further information please inform the receptionist who will be happy to take your details and Faye Macer the reception manager will contact you.
YOUR GP CARES
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Local Maternity Website
Support Groups For Adults Who Have Been Abused
Please note we are closed on Friday 30th March & Monday the 2nd April.
If you require your prescriptions items before the Easter Break then please request them no later than Tuesday the 27th March to avoid disappointment.