When we are closed

Between 6:00pm and 10:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday, although the surgery is closed, please contact the practice number as normal and you will be transferred to GP Care Wakefield. In order to obtain medical advice outside of these times please call the 111 (your call will be recorded).

A receptionist in the emergency call centre will answer your call. They will either:

  1. Arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse.
  2. Invite you to attend the out of hours centre to be seen by the doctor.
  3. Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre.

The Out of Hours Centre: GP Care Wakefield is situated at Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PG. Please take a leaflet for further details from reception. 

Out of Hours

Training Days (TARGET)

The surgery is closed from 12.00 Noon for staff training on the following dates and will reopen at 08:00 the following morning.  Please call 111 during these closed times. 

Always a Wednesday.

22 April 2020

13 May 2020 

17 June 2020

15 July 2020

16 Septemver 2020 

14 October 2020 

11 November 2020

This service provides urgent and routine GP and Nurse appointments booked through your own surgery telephone number 01924 237100.  Appointments are available from 18:00 - 22:00 Monday to Friday.  Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 15:00. 

Generally, appointments are for those that cannot get to surgery during normal working hours. 

Between 22:00 and 08:00 the next morning patients should call 111.

NHS Wakefield District Walk-In Centre is at 47 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SY. King Street is just off Cliff Parade and is a few minutes walk from Wakefield Westgate train station. It is open seven days a week including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

The opening hours are: Monday to Sunday 8:00am – 20:00pm

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS  on (111) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor. Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Please remember that Accident and Emergency Departments and 999 services are exactly that - for serious emergency cases. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation in which the patient is in immediate danger and which may include loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, or loss of blood. People who use these services for minor problems may prevent others with life-threatening conditions from getting the immediate care they need. Please think carefully before attending A&E or calling for an ambulance.

Can you help yourself or be seen elsewhere first, either at the Surgery, at the King Street Medical Centre, open 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 days a week or by calling NHS Direct. The short leaflet below gives you some ideas of what can be seen by whom. It can be printed off or a copy requested from the Surgery. You should always attend A&E if you feel you that you need urgent medical treatment, for example for a broken bone, a bad scald/burn, a wound that requires stitches or chest pains/shortness of breath etc. However in some cases A&E is not required so ask yourself if you really need to attend. But please remember - if in any doubt, do attend. Better safe than sorry.