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 which will go live for Church street Surgery on the 19th September 2017.
It operates from 6 – 10 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 – 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s. Telephones will be automatically diverted 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:
Routine ECG (not chest pain)
Review of contraceptive pill
review depo injection
removal of sutures and clips
For more information, please ask at reception.
Emergencies Outside of Usual Surgery Hours
If you ring the surgery when we are closed you will be either diverted to GP care Wakefield or to 111, the Urgent Care Team.
They will assess your needs and recommend a course of action which may include:
- Attending Trinity Medical Centre
- Telephone advice
- Home visit (at the doctor’s discretion).
Please note that all calls are recorded.
Other options available to you, if you need help outside normal surgery hours are:
- Attending the walk-in centre at King Street Health Centre, 47 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SY (open 7 days a week 8am - 8pm).
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or medical emergencies. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for problems such as:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent, severe chest pain
- Severe shortness of breath
- Heavy bleeding
- Head injuries
- Suspected broken bones.
If you're injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. If an ambulance is needed you can call 999.
Call 999 in an emergency