Appointments

Appointments can be made over the telephone, on-line or directly at the surgery.  Every effort will be made for you to be seen by the doctor of your choice but this is not always possible. Appointments are booked at 10-minute intervals.  If you wish to have a longer consultation please indicate this to the receptionist.  Although every effort is made to keep to appointment times, there may sometimes be a delay because of emergencies. Each person being seen needs a separate appointment. If you are late for an appointment because of circumstances beyond your control we will try our best to see you, but you may be offered an appointment on another day.

Please see our Patient Access Policy for more information.

Evening Clinics

The evening clinics on a Tuesday at Church View Health Centre and Wednesday at Southmoor Surgery are for routine pre-booked appointments only. This is not a walk-in clinic and no emergency patients will be seen. For emergencies contact the Out of Hours service by calling 111. These extended clinic hours will help those patients who work full-time and find it difficult to attend for an appointment during normal clinic hours.

Please note that prescriptions cannot be collected from these clinics.

Early Bird Clinic

We now run a clinic from 7.30am on a Thursday for routine pre-booked appointments only. We hope this clinic will also help those patients who work full-time and find it difficult to attend for an appointment during normal clinic hours.

Please note that prescriptions cannot be collected from these clinics.

Need an urgent GP appointment today?

Same-day appointments are available locally on evenings & weekends if you need one. Appointments are available weekdays: 6pm – 10pm, weekends: 9am – 3pm and on Bank Holidays: 9am – 3pm. If you feel unwell during these times, just call our practice. Your call goes through to the local clinical advice team who will book you an appointment or give further advice.

Did you know you can also book routine nurse appointments on evenings and weekends?

If you struggle to make daytime appointments to see the nurse, ask our receptionist about an evening or weekend slot instead.

Appointments are provided at either Trinity Medical Centre or Pontefract Hospital for all Wakefield-registered patients.

Home Visits

Home visits are available for those patients who are housebound or severely ill. Please try to attend the surgery wherever possible. If you need a home visit please ring the surgery before 11.00am. Be prepared to explain the problem so that we can plan the round properly and visit the most seriously ill first. Lack of transport or inconvenience to patient or family is not a reason for a home visit.

Accident & Emergency Department and 999 Services

Accident & Emergency Departments and 999 services are exactly that – for serious emergency cases. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation which may include loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, or loss of blood. People who use these services for minor problems may prevent others with life-threatening conditions from getting immediate care they need. Please think carefully before attending A&E. Can you be seen elsewhere first (at the surgery, at the walk-in centre or by out-of-hours?).