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Welcome to Riverside Medical Centre

 

NEWSFLASH - GP Care Wakefield Launched

 

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

For more information, please ask at reception.

 
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The surgery will be closed  for staff training on Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 12 noon - see the tab to the right of this screen for the list of TARGET training dates for 2018 - Please ring 111 to access medical advice

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out their inspection in May 2016 and  found the Practice to be GOOD in all areas - click on the link on the right of the screen CQC Report to see the full report

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In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like what you see. You can log your feedback by clicking into the survey tab in the Friends & Family tab on the right of this screen

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In October 2017 86% of patients who completed our survey would recommend our surgery to their Friends & Family.

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PLEASE NOTE: All our morning sessions (Monday to Friday) are now walk in session from 8am until 10am. No appointment is needed. Nb Depending on the numbers of patients attending, the waiting times can be quite long.

The GP's will prioritise children aged 5 and under and any identified emergency patients.

We also provide telephone consultations during the morning Walk in Sessions for those patients who may find it difficult to attend. A GP will call you back to discuss your concerns and if necessary arrange for you to be seen.

We have extended the 'Walk in Sessions' to every morning in response to a Patient Satisfaction Survey carried out by our Patient Participation Group where over 85% of patients surveyed said they preferred the 'Walk in Sessions'.

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Patient Participation Group

If you are interested in getting involved with your Practice, why not attend our Patient Participation meetings. Next meeting Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.00pm.

Please let us know your email address so we can keep you posted about our Patient Group Meetings and any information, newsletters etc 

When We Are Closed 

For urgent appointments outside our normal surgery hours, please telephone the surgery number and follow the instructions to be transferred to our out of hours provider.

Note that we do not open on Bank Holidays.

When the surgery is closed for staff training, please ring the surgery telephone number and follow the instructions. Please note the dates of our staff training by clicking the tab to the right of this screen (TARGET Training Days)

NHS 111 - simply dial 111 on your telephone

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you should call NHS 111. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.  

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency  

Minor illnesses can attend the Walk-In-Centre: 47 King Street, Wakefield.

8am - 8pm 7 days a week.

Please ensure all prescriptions are ordered well in advance of any Bank Holiday closure.

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