The practice nurses undertake work delegated to them by the GP’s, but are also fully accountable in their own right professionally.
They have different skills and you may be asked to give information about your needs so that you can be booked in with the appropriate nurse.
The community nursing team are qualified nurses who have undertaken further training/education in District Nursing and Community Health Subjects. They are available to give nursing advice in the patient's own home (to those who are generally housebound), care homes, health centres and GP surgeries.
The team provides care in many areas including:
For further information, please contact the District Nursing Service on 01924 327591
This practice is currently undertaking work to achieve the "Young Person Friendly Accreditation"
Getting to Our Surgeries
Most of you will either live in walking distance to one of our sites. All surgeries are close to bus stops, the main site has the best parking and branch sites have limited parking, but at Flockton we have been given permission to park in the Sun Inn Public house car park.
C-Card (Condom Service)
The C-Card scheme is a free and confidential service for young patients aged between 13 and 25. It allows you to collect free condoms from us. You must register on line at http://www.wfact-ccard.org.uk/register/self_login.asp and then call us to make an appointment with the practice nurse or healthcare assistant on 01924 237100. We won't tell anyone you've been but it is important that you register on line before coming for an appointment.
Contraception and Sexual Health
Our practice nurses are all available to provide you with contraceptive and sexual health advice to make an appointment with one of them please ring 01924 237100. Our practice nurse Helen Scholey also runs young person appointments on a Monday afternoon. To book one of these ring 01924 237100.
Spectrum also provide a free confidential contraceptive and sexual health advice service. Spectrum staff are highly trained to assist you in making informed decisions about sex and sexual health. Their aim is to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies in the Wakefield area.. Please ring 01924 327568 for advice or to make an appointment with them.
Kooth is a free online service that will offer emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign in you can choose an Avatar(character) and this helps keep you safe and anonymous. When you sign in you can have a 'drop-in chat' with a counsellor or therapist, or you can book a one-to-one session. The counsellors and therapists are available 365 days a year up until 10.00pm. You can also chat to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you wish. When you are signed up you can access the online magazine.
Who is it suitable for?
Kooth is suitable for any children or young people aged 11-19(25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different problems including:-
How do I access it?
If you would like to sign up to Kooth then go to https://www.kooth.com/ - you will be asked to enter a user name and password. Once in select the drop down box to see if you have access to Kooth in your area.
If it is available in your area you will need to enter information about yourself. No other young people will be able to see this, so that you can stay safe and anonymous.
Will I have to pay?
No, this is a free service but at the moment only available in certain areas.
Young People's Drug & Alcohol Service
If you are under 18 and are having problems with drugs or alcohol you can access free and confidential advice from this service. They will not judge you or tell you what to do but they will be there to help you make changes if you wish.
To access this service you can find out how to contact them by visiting www.changegrowlive.org
The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is great as the duty owed to any person. We inform young people about the practice's confidentiality policy with posters and leaflet in the surgery.
If you are having problems or concerns about relationship abuse or sexting you can now access a web site that will provide you with information that may help you. The web address is https://www.disprepectingnobody.co.uk/
Middlestown Medical Centre aim to make our services available and accessible to all. Young people are valued, we hope to make you feel at ease, allowing you to talk openly to all our clinicians in confidence.
If you have any suggestions on how to make it better for young people please do your suggestion through our comments and suggestions box. Or alternately join our patient group, we would love for you to be involved in help shaping our practice future.
Contact the PPG group by writing to PPG Chairperson Middlestown Medical Centre, New Road, Middlestown, Wakefield. WF4 4PA.
Middlestown Services Open Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.30pm excluding Bank Holidays
Flockton Branch Site Not open Daily see Practice Leaflet for Opening Times.
Emley Branch Site Not open Daily see practice leaflet for opening times.