In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency
When We Are Closed help is available at:
- GP Care Wakefield
- Walk in Centre
See below for details
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 to 10 pm Monday to Friday, and
9am to 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s
Our 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 for them to access your records 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
In addition to the above, during 6pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 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 your condition is well controlled and stable. Other routine nurse care appointments include:
- Blood tests
- Review of contraception pill
- Repeat depo injection
- B12 injection
- Removal of sutures and clips
When the surgery is closed you can ring 111 for help and advice. When you call 111 you will be assessed, advised and directed to the most appropriate service that can help you
King Street Health Centre, Wakefield WF1 2SY
Opening Hours 08:00 – 20:00 7 days a week. Tel: 0845 121 1023
Walk in Centre's opening hours are:
10am to 10pm - 7 days a week
New Hours for Walk in Centre to Meet Patient Need
Wakefield Walk in Centre on King Street is open from 10am until 10pm, 7 days a week.
The late closing time is to reflect 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 opening hours also reflect 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.
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
Pharmacists are able to give you help and advice about many minor illnesses such as: a cough, cold, hay fever & sore throat. They can also advise you on the medication you are taking or when it would be best to see a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner