Practice News

    Flu clinics recently held at our surgeries have been fully booked We are in the process of adding more clinics. Appointments will be limited this year due to a restriction of vaccine supply. We will contact patients who are eligible. As soon as we do please book your appointment. You can attend any of our […]
    Following the globa shortage of some equipment to take blood test, we are pleased to inform you that this issues has been resolved. From todya we are resuming routine blood tests within practice
  • Ferrybridge Surgery Closure
    Due to a major police incident our Ferrybridge Surgery on High Street and Beauforth House are closed until further notice. Please bear with us as this may cause difficulties in contacting the surgery.  Thank you
    You may of heard in the news recently that some surgeries in the country are having to cancel flu clinics due to unforeseen road freight challengers. We have been in contact with our supplier and it has been confirmed that our deliver to the surgery has not been disrupted. scheduled clinics for 14th, 17th, 21st […]
  • Blood Tests within surgery
    A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. As a result all routine blood tests are to be postponed. Anyone who needs a test for a URGENT health problem will still be able to have this undertaken. We will contact patients whose appointments […]
    If you are over 65, we will be contacting your shortly to book your flu vaccine. To book your appointment we are trying something a little different this year, a link sent in a text message. If you don’t have this option don’t worry, you have the option to book online or by telephone
  • Restritions from Monday 19th July
    We know everyone is excited about the lifting of restrictions but from Monday 19th July, Health Care First will continue to follow safety measures These measures include: Wearing face coverings (unless exempt) Social Distancing – maintain a 2-metre social distance, at all times whilst in surgery Continue to use the buzzer system before entering the […]
  • Health Care First News – Issue 1
    Issue 1 – Health Care First News
  • Health Care First, Park View Surgery and Queen Street Surgery general practice proposed merger
    A request to commence engagement on a proposed merger between Health Care First, Park View Surgery and Queen Street Surgery has been approved by the Primary Care Commissioning Committee of NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. The proposal to merge is aimed at reducing the administrative and financial burden of managing three separate contracts. The proposed […]
  • ‘On the Road to Normal’
    The Community Choir Wakefield have written and produced this song. Please take a listen: yabN7AzbJlmC
  • Surgery Closure
    The surgery will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 16 June for staff training. We will re-open as usual on Thursday 17 June
  • GP Data for Planning and Research
    NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. More detailed information can be […]
  • General Practice Hero Award
    We are please following a nomination the practice has received the ‘General Practice Hero Award’. The award is in recognition for the practice going above and beyond the last year
  • Bank Holiday Closure 31 May
    With the surgery closed on Monday 31 May, there are a number of services still available to you in the Wakefield area but please think before attending A&E or requesting a urgent GP appointment Further Info
  • Updated guidance on use of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for under 40s
    The Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations has updated its guidance for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It has recommended that people under 40 are offered an alternative vaccination where available and where this will not cause delays to people having the vaccine. This follows ongoing reviews by the independent regulator, the […]
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 22 April 2021
    Castleford Civic Centre Astra Zenca Vaccine: Appointments are available on Saturday 24th April and Monday 26th April for those who received their 1st vaccine on either 6,7, 8 or 9 of February. Appointments are available on Tuesday 27th April and Wednesday 28th April for 1st vaccines. These appointment are available for those aged 45-49. Pfizer […]
  • Surgery Closures 2021
    Due to staff training the surgery will close at 12 noon on the following dates: Wednesday 21 April Wednesday 12 May Wednesday 16 June Wednesday 14 July Wednesday 15 September Wednesday 13 October Wednesday 10 November If you do require medical assistance whilst the surgery is closed call the surgery number and you will be […]
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 14 April
    Throughout April the delivery of vaccines has slowed. At present we are only able to book appointments for patients who are due their 2nd vaccine. As soon as we get confirmation of more deliveries of vaccines we will continue to contact patients to book their 1st vaccine Castleford Civic Centre – Pfizer Vaccine only Appointments […]
  • Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine Update
    Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update for practice websites New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition […]
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 8 April
    Castleford Civic Centre Appointment: We have contacted all patients who are due their 2nd Pzifer vaccine, these are patients who had their 1st vaccine on or before 21 January. A clinic is been held on 9 April. If you have not been contacted or know of family member who has not been contacted please contact […]
  • High Call Volume
    We have been experiencing high call volumes from patients over the past few days. The ma of the majority of these calls have been queries of the covid vaccine. Can we please ask you only call the surgery if your query is a medical matter and your require to speak to a clinician. If you […]
  • Easter Bank HolidayClosure
    The surgery will be closed Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April. There is still a number of Health services in Wakefield available for you to access if needed. From Minor illness to Pharmacy’s Read more
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 24 March
    To date we have vaccinated around 12,500 patients We have contacted patients in cohort 6 (aged 18-64 with underlying health conditions) and patients aged over 50. Castleford Civic Centre – There is availability for appointments Weds, Thurs this week. If you have received a text message please book via the link or if you have […]
  • Surgery Closure 17 March 2021
    The surgery will close from 12 noon today 17 March for staff training and will re-open on Thursday 18 March.  Please call the surgery number if you require medical assistance and you will be re-directed
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 15 March 2020
    Castleford Civic Centre Appointments are available all week. We still have around 500 patients who fall under cohort 6 (16-63 with underlying health condition) that have not responded to either a text or letter.  Please do so if you wish to have the vaccine.  We have contacted patients who fall into cohort 7 (60 or […]
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 14 March
    We are currently waiting for around 500 patients to book their Covid vaccination who fall under cohort 6. If you have received a text invitation, then please follow the link to either to accept or decline the invitation. If you have been invited by letter, please call us on the number given to either accept […]
  • Covid Invite by NHS
    The NHS is sending text messages to some people to invite them to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Find out more about how they contact you:
  • Covid Vaccine Update – 1 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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    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 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, […]
  • 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: 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:
  • 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 […]