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
- Local pharmacy / chemist
- Minor Injuries Unit - Call 111 first
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 10pm Monday to Friday, and
9am to 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s
Our telephones will be automatically diverted during their 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 it is 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
In addition to the above, between 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 reviews of Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma & Stroke but only if your condition is well controlled and stable. Other routine nurse care includes:
- Blood tests
- Spirometry (breathing assessment)
- Review of contraception pill
- Repeat depo injection (contraception)
- Smears (Cervical Cytology)
- B12 injection
- Removal of sutures and clips (wound care)
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 service that can help you
King Street Health Centre, Wakefield WF1 2SY
Opening Hours 10 am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Tel: 01924 882350
This service is available until 10pm, and opens slightly later at 10am to reflect patient use of the service, as greater demand for the service is 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 (see above for information on how to access GP Care Wakefield services)
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.