Health Care First

Including - Ferrybridge Medical Centre, Pinfold Surgery, Elizabeth Court Surgery, Castleford Health Centre

Christmas Opening

We are open as normal throughout the Christmas period except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years day.
If you require medical advice and if necessary access to a GP appointment during this time please ring our normal telephone number 01977 664141 where you will put through to GP Care Wakefield between 900-15.00.

Outside of these hours please ring 111

Please note these services are not for repeat prescriptions so please contact the prescription team at the practice before the 19/12/18 to ensure adequate supply of medications for the Christmas period.

Please also remember GP Care Wakefield is available for same day appointments Monday – Friday 6pm-10pm outside of these dates.

On behalf of Health Care First I would like to wish all our patients a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

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 times please telephone 111 or ring back during normal surgery hours if your need is not urgent.

Following triage of your problem, if deemed appropriate the service will offer you a GP appointment at Trinity Medical Centre or Pontefract General Infirmary.

There needs to be shared consent in place for the service to be able to provide safe care therefore please ensure you give explicit record sharing consent when accepting an appointment with the service.  Patients who prefer not to give shared consent cannot access this service.

The service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions.

Routine care by HCA/Nurse

In addition to the above, during 6pm & 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am & 1pm on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s, patients can be seen for routine annual review of Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma & Stroke but only if you are well controlled and your condition is stable.  Other routine nurse care includes:

  • Blood tests
  • Routine ECG (not chest pain)
  • Spirometry
  • Review of contraception pill
  • Repeat depo injection
  • Smears
  • B12 injection
  • Removal of sutures and clips

Salaried GP Post


(Ferrybridge Medical Centre and Park View and Queen Street Surgery, Normanton

Due to the development of services and exciting expansion plans, we are looking for a new salaried GP:


Ferrybridge Medical Centre and its associated practices Park View and Queen Street in Normanton, serve a patient population of 15,000.

We are a clinical team of 5 partners and 2 salaried GPs, supported by a large nursing team of 4 ANPs and 2 specialist nurses, 4 practice nurses and 6 health care assistants.

Ferrybridge Medical Centre was rated outstanding by CQC in September 2015 and Park View rated Good with outstanding features, also in September 2015.

We have a strong ethos of training and as a training practice we now train GPs, FY2s, medical students, advanced nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians’ assistants and heath care assistants.

The continued development of staff is one of our core principals and we encourage and support portfolio GP careers.

We recognise the importance of flexibility around professional commitments and the desire for a happy work-life balance.

We are paper light, using Systm One.

We are looking for a conscientious GP with a “can-do” attitude and a good work ethic to join our expanding team.

If you are interested please contact Dr Claire Phipps-Jones , GP partner or Tim Johns, Practice Business Manager.

Contact details:

Tim Johns – Direct Dial – 01977 635035 – [email protected]

Claire Phipps-Jones – 01924 846992 – [email protected]

Closing Date 7th April 2017





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 Ferrybridge Surgery up to 18.30 please inform the Receptionist when ordering your prescription that you wish to collect from Ferrybridge.

 For any other queries please contact

 Ferrybridge Surgery – Tel 01977 631623