Get help at evenings and weekends
If you are registered with a Wakefield District GP practice and feel unwell when they are closed, you can get help from GP Care Wakefield: Evening and Weekend clinics.
GP Care Wakefield can also help you if you struggle to make routine daytime appointments with your practice nurse.
Appointments in GP Care Wakefield
Extra same-day and routine appointments are available locally with GP Care Wakefield.
See a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.
To book a routine appointment with GP Care Wakefield, please contact your practice reception team.
If you are unwell when your practice is closed and GP Care Wakefield is open, call your practice number to be automatically put through to GP Care.
All appointments must be pre-booked as this is not a walk-in service.
GP Care Wakefield opening times
The service is open:
Monday to Friday: 5pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm
Bank Holidays: 9am – 3pm
Winter support for families in the GP Care Children’s Observation Hub
Worried parents and carers may be offered extra support to look after ill children at home from the GP Care Children’s Observation Hub this winter.
The hub team can help you to monitor and manage your child’s symptoms safely at home by phone, video and face to face if needed if they have been assessed with amber symptoms of fever, respiratory illness or tummy upset. You may be referred to the hub by your GP practice, GP Care or out-of-hours service for remote monitoring or physical observation if needed for a period of time.
Amber symptoms, such as high temperature and vomiting, are treated safely every day by doctors and nurses working in primary care and do not require emergency assessment or treatment in hospital unless they become severe. Download our leaflet for more information.
To access this service when your child is unwell, just call your GP surgery number as usual. When your practice is closed, your call comes straight through to us.
For advice on hundreds of health conditions, together with videos and tips to help you take care of your child’s health 24/7, visit West Yorkshire Healthier Together website.
Using the evening and weekend clinic is a faster way to get help and speak to a GP when you are unwell at evenings and weekends. In most cases you might not even need to leave home. Most problems can be dealt with over the phone. Any urgent prescriptions you might need can be sent straight to your chosen pharmacy. If it is a life-threatening emergency though, always call 999 straight away."
How to find GP Care Wakefield
Our evening and weekend clinics are available by appointment-only. If you are asked to come in for a face-to-face appointment, this will be at Trinity Medical Centre, Northgate Surgery, Elizabeth Court Surgery, Ossett Surgery, Church View Health Centre or Kings Medical Practice.
Other appointments available
If you need to see the nurse, we know how hard it can be arranging daytime appointments that fit around work, school or other commitments.
Your practice can offer you an evening or weekend appointment at GP Care Wakefield if it suits you better, just mention it to your practice reception team.
- Annual reviews for heart disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma and stroke
- Blood tests
- Routine ECG
- Review of contraception pill
- Repeat depo injection
- B12 injection
- Simple wound dressings
- Removal of sutures and clips
- NHS Heath Checks
The service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions.
Please remember you will need to bring your injections, dressings, or suture / clip removers to the appointment.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, this is a NHS service provided by Conexus Healthcare which is a GP-led group made up of all GP practices in Wakefield District. A locally-led service for people across Wakefield & Pontefract.
By clinical staff who work in the local area.
Yes, clinical staff who work in our extended hours services can access your record if they need to in order to provide the safest care. For routine appointments, you will be asked by your practice team for consent to sharing your records if this isn’t already in place.
This is an additional service commissioned by Wakefield District Health & Care Partnership to complement existing GP services within the Wakefield District. By running the service from five central locations, using existing Wakefield District clinicians, we are able to provide this vital service sustainably for local people. By working as a group of GP practices, we can also offer clinical advice service, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments.
Yes, you can request this when you call, however, this cannot be guaranteed.
Yes, a summary of your consultation, any prescribed medication or advice given will be sent to your GP.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please call your GP practice number as usual and speak to the reception team. If your number diverts to GP Care Wakefield, ask the GP Care team to cancel it.
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