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Welcome to Riverside Medical Centre

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All our morning sessions (Monday to Friday) are on-the-day access, opening at 8am daily.   Patients will be added to our sit and wait list and will be advised on the time they will likely be seen.  This allows patients to go and come back at their allocated time, rather than waiting in the surgery.  Patients are also able to add themselves to the sit and wait list by telephoning reception.  Once we have reached capacity, the list will be closed for that morning.  Anything urgent will be directed to our Duty Doctor for telephone triage.

Please inform the receptionist if you have any symptoms which may require immediate treatment, such as chest pain, shortness of breath or a lethargic child.  Patients with an urgent clinical need will be prioritised. 

We also often have appointments available with an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP).  The ANP's can see patients for acute issues.  They cannot see children under 6 months of age, pregnancy related issues or issue sicknotes.  If you are coming in to discuss an ongoing condition, you are advised to see your regular GP.

If you believe you may be contagious or would prefer to sit separately from the main waiting room, please inform the receptionist upon arrival.  We have a small number of side rooms which are available for privacy and to prevent the spread of disease.

If you are attending the surgery please note that due to new guidelines, we must document the names and relationships of ALL adults who attend GP consultations with children and young people under the age of 18.

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.

Please note that our main phones lines close from 12 noon to 13.30pm daily - please listen to the instructions given on how to contact a member of staff during this period if necessary.

Ladies - Please note you can now book your cervical cytology (Smear) appointment on line - please look for the appointments with the nursing team, Elly, Janine, Mel & Jacqui.

Only book these appointment if you have received your invite.


You can contact GP Care Wakefield by telephoning the surgery number 01977 554831 between 9am and 3pm on Monday

If you need urgent medical care, telephone 111 to speak to an advisor

Telephone 999 for life threatening emergencies 

Minor illnesses - please see your local pharmacist or attend the Walk in Centre on King Street Wakefield -open 10am until 10pm daily  



The surgery will be closed  for staff training on Wednesday 27th February 2020 from 12 noon - see the tab to the right of this screen for the list of TARGET training dates for 2020 - Please ring the surgery number or 111 to access medical advice


GP Care Wakefield

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. 


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.

10am till 10pm -7 days a week.

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


Friends & Family test

In January 2020, 90% of patients who completed our survey would recommend our surgery to their Friends & Family. Thank you for giving us your feedback


Patient Participation Group

If you are interested in getting involved with your Practice, why not attend our Patient Participation meetings.

Next meeting Thursday 12th March 2020 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 


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out their inspection in September 2019 and  found the Practice to be GOOD in all areas

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