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.

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."

Appointments during Coronavirus

To help protect you and our clinical teams during coronavirus, most appointments are being carried out over the telephone or by video call. You will always be invited to come in for a face-to-face appointment if it is clinically necessary. If you think you might have coronavirus visit NHS.uk to get the latest advice on what to do.

Contact GP Care Wakefield

If you are unwell and it’s something you would usually see your GP about, contact GP Care Wakefield.

Call your GP surgery telephone number. If your practice is closed, your call is diverted through to GP Care Wakefield when we are open.

All calls are answered by a friendly care navigator who works here in Wakefield, usually within a few minutes.

Explain your symptoms as clearly as you can so the care navigator can book you into the relevant clinic or advise you to contact your practice if more appropriate.

GP Care Wakefield opening times

The service is open:

Monday to Friday: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday/Bank Holidays: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

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, Pontefract Hospital or Elizabeth Court Surgery.

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 the practice team the next time you need to see the nurse.

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
  • Removal of sutures and clips

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 to 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 NHS Wakefield CCG to complement existing GP services within the Wakefield District. By running the service from three 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 a wider range of services to you, such as the clinical advice service, and nurse or health care 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.

How long does it take to answer my call?

Calls are usually answered within a couple of minutes. At peak times, the wait might be a little longer, potentially up to 15 minutes.

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.

Feedback from patients

Over 11,000 people across Wakefield District have contacted GP Care Service in 2021 so far. Over 92% would recommend to a friend. Will you join them?

This NHS Extended Operating Hours service is provided by Conexus Healthcare which is a GP-led group made up of all GP practices in Wakefield.

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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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