News

  • Covid Vaccine Update – March
    As a practice we have currently vaccinated around 5500 patient with their 1st dose of the covid vaccine.    All our housebound patients have had their 1st vaccine and we are currently in the process of contacting care homes to arrange 2nd vaccines for those who has their 1st dose in December/early January. Castleford Civic Centre […]
  • Todays Weather Conditions
    Due the weather conditions we are running a reduced service at our surgeries. We ask you only contact the surgery if it is a urgent medical problem/matter. Many thanks Health Care First
  • COVID VACCINE UPDATE
    The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials. The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and […]
  • CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
    24th December Christmas Eve Beauforth House Surgery – CLOSE at 6.30 p.m Queen Street & Park View Surgery – CLOSE at 6.30 p.m Castleford Health Centre – CLOSE at 3.00 p.m Elizabeth Court Surgery – CLOSED Pinfold Surgery – CLOSE at 12.00 p.m Byram – CLOSE at 2.30 p.m. 25th December – CLOSED 26th December […]
  • Christams Festive Concert
    Christmas 2020 will look and feel very different to previous years. Health Care First are working collaboratively with Horbury Community Choir to bring some festive cheer into the heart of your living room. Please do join us by following the link below to our festive concert. From all at Health Care First,  we wish you […]
  • Covid Vaccine Update- 8th December 2020
    Covid-19 Vaccine Update – 8th December, 2020 The Pfizer BionTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.  Initially, it will be only be available at a few hospital hubs where it can be stored safely and it will […]
  • Remembrance Day 2020 Online Concert
    Health Care First are working collaboratively with The Community Choir Wakefield to help patients with some light entertainment, through this lockdown period. Experts agree – singing is good for your mental health, as well as your physical wellbeing. It helps anxiety and depression, relieves stress, makes you happier and even smarter. Taking up singing or […]
  • Elizabeth Court Update
    https://www.healthcarefirst.co.uk/files/2020/10/Health-Care-First-Update-Elizabeth-Court-Surgery-23.9.2020.pdf
  • Wakefield confirmed as Local Alert Level 2 (High Alert)
    https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/coronavirus-information
  • Practice Update July 2020
    Practice Update July 2020
  • NHS Diabetes Advice helpline
    NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. he service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice. Whether you or a member of your household have caught […]
  • How GP practices in Wakefield will be working to tackle coronavirus
    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an increased demand on primary care services in Wakefield. As a result of this, and in line with this week’s government’s guidelines about staying at home to stop the spread of the virus, patients should not attend their GP surgery without an appointment and should make contact by telephone […]
  • A SPECIAL COVID MESSAGE FOR PARENTS
  • Rescue Packs – COPD and Asthma Information
    We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We are not currently changing our usual advice about emergency supplies of antibiotics and steroids. The main reason for this is that we understand neither would […]
  • URGENT Coronavirus Update 18.3.2020
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  • Temporarily suspension of online appointment
    Health Care First has temporarily suspended online appointment booking whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus. We have done this based on advice from our CCG. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Patients that need to contact the surgery may do so by contacting 01977 664141
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice
    Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The latest information on symptoms […]
  • Phone System Issues – Wednesday 29th February
    We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Phone System. Our team is actively working to fix the issue. We hope to have this resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.
  • All about flu and how to stop getting it
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  • URGENT INFORMATION – COMPUTER SYSYEM UPDATE
    Due to a system update the below surgeries will be unable to access your records during the below times, we apologise for and inconvenience caused. Contacting the surgery by telephone call will not be affected Pinfold Surgery 07/10/2019 10:00 – 12:00 Elizabeth Court Surgery 07/10/2019 10:00 – 12:00 Byram Surgery 07/10/2019 10:00 – 12:00 Queen […]
  • NEW! Online Consultation service
    You can now contact the surgery online to tell us all about your medical problem or ask an admin question. Completing an Engage Consult questionnaire allows us to quickly and safely decide on the best way to help you, your child or an adult in your care. If you send us a request within our […]
  • Try the new NHS App
    If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical […]
  • Friends and Family Feedback – April 2019
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  • Evening and weekend GP appointments
    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 6 – 10 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 – 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s.   Telephones will be automatically diverted during operating hours.  Outside of these […]
  • Ferrybridge Practice Health Champions – Click for more information
    On this page you will find information re the Ferrybridge Practice Health Champions Click for more information the Ferrybridge Practice Health Champions
  • CHANGE TO BYRAM OPENING HOURS
    CHANGE TO BYRAM OPENING HOURS From Monday 21st November Byram surgery opening hours will change to:- Monday 8.30-11.30 re-open 13.30-17.00 Tuesday 8.30-11.30 CLOSED PM Wednesday 08.30-11.30 re-open 13.30-17.00 Thursday 08.30-11.30 re-open 13.30-17.00 Friday 08.30-11.30 re-open 13.30-17.00 The number of appointments available will remain the same. When the surgery is closed, prescriptions can be collected from […]
  • Welcome Health Care First
    Welcome to the first edition of Health Care First at Ferrybridge! This newsletter marks and recognises that we are now working with the following practices at Pinfold Lane Methley, Castleford Medical Centre and Elizabeth Court Surgery Airedale. Of course we are already working with our existing practices at Queen Street Surgery and Park View Surgery, […]
  • Important information on the proposed merger of the partnerships at Ferrybridge Medical Centre and Dr. Bance & Partners
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  • Summer Newsletter Now Available
    Summer 2016
  • History of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role By Sandra Greenwood
    The role of the nurse practitioner was first developed in America in the 80’s in response to a shortage of junior doctors. The nurses were given additional training in history taking, clinical examination, interpretation of results, diagnosing, prescribing, treatment and referral and were found to be a safe alternative to a doctor. Patients were satisfied […]
  • Minor Ailments Scheme
    You may have seen coverage in the media recently regarding the ‘Minor Ailments Scheme’. Please follow the link for further information: http://bit.ly/1IP9y9i This information is from the NHS Choices website and the link has been posted on our Facebook page.
  • Cardiac Risk in the Young
    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:29:35 +0000 Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions […]
  • Patient Transport Service (PTS)
    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:03 +0000 Patient Transport Services is a non-emergency service that provides hospital transport for patients to and from hospital appointments. It is only provided for patients who have very specific needs and fit the eligibility criteria. You are eligible for PTS if: · You have a medical condition that requires the […]
  • Online Booking
    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:38 +0000 You can book appointments and order prescriptions on line. Call the practice if you wish to register to enable this. PLEASE NOTE: if you are booking an appointment on line REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BOOK APPOINTMENT button at the bottom of the screen to save the booking. Thank you
  • Return Your Unwanted Prescription Medicines
    Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:07:28 +0000 Return your unwanted prescription medicines to this surgery and help Inter Care send surplus medicines to sub-Saharan Africa See the poster here
  • Patient Participation Report
    Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:24:28 +0000 The latest Patient Participation Report is now available. Please click on the link below to download Patient Participation Report 2013/14 [PDF]
  • Practice Announcement
    Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:13:59 +0000 Dr. Mone to retire at the end of March. After 27 years in the practice Dr. Mone is to retire at the end of March. “It has not been an easy decision,” says Dr. Mone, “but I realise it is the right time for me. There comes a time […]
  • Local Support and Social Groups to aid independence and healthy living in Pontefract
    Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:35:12 +0000 This document provides a list of activities, social groups, contacts, days and locations.
  • Expert Patient Courses
    Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:47:19 +0000 Find below a flier and form listing Expert Patients Programme Courses for the months January, February and March. You can refer someone for one of our courses by posting the attached form to us via the freepost address. Expert Patient Flier, Courses Jan, Feb, March 2014 Expert Patient Referral […]
  • How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care
    Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:43:08 +0000 How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx
  • Newsletters
    Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:27:35 +0000 Don’t forget the practice newsletters are available by clicking on News and then Newsletters.
  • Pulmonary Rehab – Beating Breathlessness
    Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:27:22 +0000 Do you suffer from COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)? Pulmonary Rehab can help improve your symptoms through: Light Exercises which can be done at home Breathing Exercises Advice and Information about COPD and its symptoms Dietary Advice Inhaler Techniques Plus more to help you to manager your condition. […]
  • Medication Reviews
    Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:27:07 +0000 If you are on regular medication it is essential this is reviewed at regular intervals to ensure there are no side effects. It may be necessary to have some tests for example blood pressure test or blood tests to allow the GP to determine you are suffering no ill […]

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