The following is a guide to the many services that we provide for our patients. Most clinics are by appointment only. Please ask at reception for details of clinic times and appointment bookings, as times may vary.
Women aged 25 to 50 will be called on a three-yearly basis. Women aged 50 to 64 will be called on a five-yearly basis.
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
Child development checks are performed in accordance with national guidelines.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
The practice offers chronic disease management in areas such as asthma and diabetes. Patients are asked to attend for reviews in order to provide support, and in order to monitor and help manage their conditions
Intrauterine coils and contraceptive implants can be fitted. We have a CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse) who works one day per week at the practice. We also offer contraceptive advice and monitoring.
This service is provided by specifically trained staff to help patients to stop smoking. Patients who would like to stop smoking are advised to contact Yorkshire Smokefree Service on 01924 252174 (free from landlines) or 0330 6601166 (free from mobiles). Advice can also be found via their website - www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk.
The service provides a free 8-12 week programme - along with free products - to help patients to quit for good. A drop-in support clinic is also available at Hemsworth Library, every Monday between 9.30am and 1pm. Please contact the service directly for further information.
TRAVEL ADVICE AND IMMUNISATIONS
If you are planning to travel abroad please contact the practice for advice.
The practice offers vaccinations including those for children plus flu and pneumonia. All vaccinations are carried out in accordance with current guidelines.
Minor surgical procedures can be carried out at the practice. This will be through a referral by a GP.
We have a dedicated operating theatre suite where day-surgery procedures including ophthalmic operations and vasectomies are performed.
We have our own ultrasound scanner on site. Appointments are made through referral from a GP.
We have a dedicated endoscopy suite at our Hemsworth site, where we carry out gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy services via a referral process. The procedures are carried out by consultants from local hospital trusts.
SECONDARY CARE CLINICS
The practice offers outpatient consultant clinics at our Hemsworth site. These clinics are run by specialist consultants whom you would otherwise have to travel to a hospital to see. Outpatient services are provided by Gastroenterology and ophthalmology consultants from local NHS Hospital Trusts. Access to clinics is by referral only.
Podiatry services are provided by staff from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. This service is accessed through a referral process.
Physiotherapy services are provided by staff from Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Novus Healthcare. This service is accessed through a referral process.
Speech therapy services are provided by staff from Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. This service is accessed through a referral process.
Antenatal clinics are run at all three sites by the community midwives.
TURNING POINT TALKING THERAPIES
Turning Point Talking Therapies is a confidential psychological therapies service for people experiencing anxiety or depression. It offers quick and easy access to support, advice and evidence-based psychological interventions as part of the governments' 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' initiative.
The service has been invaluable in helping people with problems such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients can self-refer to the service, and can access free support from the service via telephone, face-to-face or online.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING
Drugs and alcohol counselling services are provided by the Wakefield and District Alcohol team and Spectrum Community Health. Access to the service is by referral.
Healthcare professionals play an important role in providing information to patients who need to change lifestyle behaviours that are placing their health at risk.
The practice will ensure that a variety of leaflets and posters on lifestyle advice are available in all three surgeries' waiting areas.
Please ask at reception if you require information (whether in English or another language) on a particular subject that may not be displayed and we will do our best to oblige.
CLINICAL Commissioning GROUP
For further details of medical services within the area please contact:
NHS Wakefield CCG
White Rose House
Tel: (01924) 213050
Some private services such as private medical certificates, insurance forms, passport photographs etc. must be paid for by the patient. A list of charges is available on request from the Administration Team. You should expect to have to wait up to 28 days for the doctor to complete insurance forms and similar documents.