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/Bank Holidays: 9am – 3pm

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 or Church View Health Centre.

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.

Appointments offered:

  • Annual reviews for heart disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma and stroke
  • Blood tests
  • Routine ECG
  • Review of contraception pill
  • Repeat depo injection
  • Smears
  • 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

Is this service part of the NHS?

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.

How is the service staffed?

By clinical staff who work in the local area.

Will you have access to my health records?

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.

Why is my GP practice not running this service at their practice?

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.

I prefer to see a female doctor, can I request this?

Yes, you can request this when you call, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Will you tell my GP practice that I’ve used your service?

Yes, a summary of your consultation, any prescribed medication or advice given will be sent to your GP.

I have feedback or a complaint about this service

Please get in touch with clinical services team. By knowing about the problem, we can try our best to solve it straightaway for you.

Download our complaints and feedback leaflet.

I have an appointment with GP Care Wakefield but can’t make it

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.

Feedback from patients

Over 11,000 people across Wakefield District have contacted GP Care Service in 2022 so far. Over 92% would recommend to a friend. Will you join them?

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About Conexus

Conexus is a confederation of GP practices in the Wakefield District. By connecting together, we are stronger, more resilient and can care effectively for over 386,000 local people.

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