The following is a guide to the many services which we provide for our patients. Most clinics are by appointment only. Please ask at reception for details of clinic times and appointment booking 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, monitor and help manage their conditions.
Intrauterine coils and contraceptive implants can be fitted. We also offer contraceptive advice and monitoring.
This service is provided by specifically trained staff to help patients to stop smoking.
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 our own x-ray suite at our Hemsworth site providing a wide range of x-rays. We directly employ a fully qualified radiographer who accepts patients on a referral basis from the GPs.
We have a dedicated Theatre Suite where day-surgery such as cataract operations, vasectomies, vascular and general surgeries are performed.
We have our own ultrasound scanner on site. Appointments are made through referral from a GP.
EXERCISE ON PRESCRIPTION
We have our own gymnasium at our Kinsley site, equipped with a full range of exercise equipment which can be used for rehabilitation purposes, weight management, and to improve overall fitness of patients. A qualified instructor is appointed to oversee the service and accepts patients onto a rolling programme through referrals from GPs.
We have a dedicated endoscopy suite at our Hemsworth site, where we carry out gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy services through a referral process. The procedures are carried out by consultants from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Barnsley Hospitals NHS Trust.
SECONDARY CARE CLINICS
The practice offers a wide range of outpatient consultant clinics at the Hemsworth site. These clinics are run by specialist consultants whom you would otherwise have to travel to a hospital to see. Outpatient services provided are ENT, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Cataract Surgery and non-urgent Ophthalmology. Services are provided by consultants from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Barnsley Hospitals NHS Trust and Doncaster Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are also pleased to announce that our endoscopy and theatre suites are now fully operational giving local patients, local care. 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.
Rightsteps 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. Access to the service is by referral only.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING
Drugs and alcohol counselling services are provided by the Wakefield and District Alcohol team, Spectrum Community Health. Access to the service is by referral.
Healthcare professionals can play an important role in their patients’ health by providing lifestyle 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 at administration. You should expect to have to wait at least ten working days for the doctor to complete insurance forms and similar documents.