Lake Lock RoadStanleyWakefield, WF3 4HSTel: 01924 822328
You can telephone, call in or go Online (if registered for this service) to book an appointment
Our doors are open and reception is staffed Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm. (we close one Wednesday afternoon each month for staff training, see Opening Times for details) & our telephones are open Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm. Our busy times are at 8am each day so you may wish to ring us after 9am for non-urgent matters
Click here to book appointments online
Note –please contact us directly by phone or online (using GP Online - see our home page for details about this) for cytology screening (smears) or HGV medicals.
To register for online services you will be asked to provide photo identification (eg passport, photo driving licence or similar) & a utility bill or similar with your address, we can then issue a password to enable you to access this service. When enabled you can go online to order your current repeated medication and book and cancel appointments. You can also check your vaccination history. If you need any assistance ask to speak to our Administration team who will be happy to help.
At the moment same day appointments are not available to book Online.
To meet the increasing demand for ‘same day’ appointments we will release all available appointments with every clinician working that day at 8am, this includes those previously reserved until 12 o’clock for urgent matters
Urgent Appointments – If your problem is urgent we will offer you the first available suitable appointment or telephone triage or may refer you to GP Care Wakefield, who are based in Wakefield
For people unable to attend during our normal working hours we have appointments, subject to availability, from 7am to 7.30pm on some Monday's with our GP's and from 7am on some Wednesday's with our Nursing staff - please ask our receptionist for more information
To ensure our patients can access timely and appropriate clinical care we have produced a Patient Access Policy.
This is to help you get the best from the practice and the services we offer.
Click on the link below to view our policy
Patient Access Policy
Please ring before 10.30am if you are too ill to come to the surgery. The receptionist will ask for the patient’s name, address, telephone number and a short explanation for the reason for the visit
The visits are usually after the morning surgery so if you feel your need is more urgent you must inform the receptionist when booking the visit.
Cervical smearsIf you have received a letter informing you that your cervical smear is due please mention this when booking the appointment. You will then be given an appointment with sufficient time for a cervical smear to be taken.
Coils/Contraceptive ImplantsPatients are now directed to contact Spectrum to arrange long acting contraception such as coils and implants. For the contraceptive pill and emergency contraception you can still book at the practice.
Adoption MedicalsLonger appointments are needed so please inform the receptionist when booking.
HGV MedicalsLonger appointments are needed so please inform the receptionist when booking.
Minor SurgeryIf you think you may require minor surgery, please ask about appointments at our reception.
We are a training practice for medical students. From time to time students sit in with our GPs, Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistants as part of their training. We feel that we are playing a valuable role in the education of the next generation of doctors, and feedback from ‘real’ patients in the GP surgery is an important part of their learning. You will always be asked for your permission for a student to be present during your consultation, and you have the right to refuse.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)