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We now provide a small number of appointments especially for young people (13-19yrs) so they can either talk to or see a clinician to discuss any problems. Contact the surgery to ask when these appointments are available every week. 

Care Quality Commission Inspection

The Friarwood Surgery was inspected by a CQC Team on Thursday 24th September 2015, we  received positive feedback from the inspection team on the day which has lead to our official report being published.

The good news is that we were awarded a rating of OUTSTANDING which is a wonderful achievement for all of our hard working and caring staff. This result puts your GP surgery in the top 4% best rated in England. 

The surgery would like to thank the members of the Patient Participation Group for their positive engagement on the day of the inspection and for their ongoing support to help drive us forward on behalf of all of our patients.

Please see the link to our CQC report: CQC Friarwood Report Nov 15

PLEASE NOTE: Change to service


  • In line with a new NHS Patient Safety Program, the Doctors at Friarwood Surgery agreed that the clinical risk associated with accepting repeat prescription requests over the telephone needs to be limited. The decision has been made to cease this service on 4th April 2016 and was been made entirely in the interest of patient safety.

    Why Have We Changing?

    Our new systems will be safer for patients.

    Some requests for medication over the phone are not clear and it can take considerable time and effort to clarify what is required.

    Written requests avoid potential confusion and medication errors.

    In addition to improving patient safety it will reduce the number of telephone calls to the practice which will improve telephone access for those in need of emergency help, advice or making an appointment.

CQC Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose


The Friarwood Surgery

(Dr David Watson and Partners)

Carleton Glen


West Yorkshire


01977 704777 (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)


This is a Statement of Purpose for the Friarwood Surgery which sets out the following information:

  • The full name of the service provider and of any registered manager together with their business address, telephone number, and where available electronic mail addresses
  • The legal status of the service provider
  • Details of the locations at which the services provided for the purposes of the regulated activity carried on        
  • Our aims and objectives in carrying on the regulated activity;
  • The kinds of services provided for the purpose of carrying on of the regulated activity
  • The range of service users needs which those services are intended to meet.

The Friarwood Surgery is a General Practice Partnership open to all patients living within our Practice boundary in Pontefract and the surrounding areas. We work in partnership with our patients and our Patient Forum to provide medical care for our patients.

We are a Personal Medical Services (PMS) Practice offering Primary care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We help patients to manage their health and prevent illness. Our GPs assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. They carry out screening for some diseases and promote general health and wellbeing. Our GPs act as a patient’s advocate, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care. Our GPs also provide the link to further health services and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. They may also arrange hospital admissions and referrals to other services and specialists and they link with secondary and community services about patient care, taking advice and sharing information where needed. They also collect and record important information from other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of our patients.

Our GPs are also involved in the education and training of doctors, practice staff and other healthcare professionals.

The Practice main address is:
The Friarwood Surgery, Carleton Glen, Pontefract, West-Yorkshire, WF8 1SU

Our Mission Statement
To improve the health, well-being and lives of those we care for.

To work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide the best Primary Care services possible working within local and national governance, guidance and regulations.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • To provide high quality, safe, professional  Primary Health Care General Practice services  to our patients
  • To focus on prevention of disease by promoting health and wellbeing and offering care and advice to our patients
  • To work in partnership with our patients, their families and carers towards a positive experience and understanding, involving them in decision making about their treatment and care.
  • To be a learning organisation that continually improves what we are able to offer patients.
  • To treat patients as individuals and with the same respect we would want for ourselves or a member or our families, listening and supporting people to express their needs and wants and enabling people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for ill health and where appropriate involve other professionals in the care of our patients.
  • To encourage our patients to communicate with us by joining our Patient Forum, talking to us, participating in surveys, and feeding back and on the services that we offer
  • To ensure all staff have the competency and motivation to deliver the required standards of care ensuring that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently
  • To take care of our staff offering them support to do their jobs and to protect them against abuse
  • Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
  • To provide our patients and staff with an environment which is safe and friendly
  • To operate on a financially sound basis.

Our Services
The PMS services provided by our GPs are defined under the Standard Personal Medical Services Contract. These services are mainly split into three groups:

·         Essential

·         Additional

·         Enhanced

Essential services
We provide essential services for people who have health conditions from which they are expected to recover, chronic disease management and general management of terminally ill patients.
Our core services include:

·         GP consultations

·         Asthma clinics

·         Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics

·         Coronary heart disease clinics

·         Diabetes clinics

Additional services
Our additional services include:

·         Cervical cytology screening

·         Contraceptive services

·         Child health surveillance

·         Maternity services

·         Certain minor surgery procedures

·         Vaccinations and immunisations

Enhanced services
Our enhanced services include:

·         Childhood vaccinations and immunisations

·         Contraceptive coil fitting (IUD)

·         Fittings for treatment of Menorraghia

·         Diabetes Management

·         Prostate Cancer Injection Therapy

·         Extended minor surgery

·         Flu immunisation

·         Minor injury service

Other services
Our Practice also offers services including:
• Child health and development
• Dressing clinics
• Ear wax and syringing
 • ECGs (electrical heart trace)
• End of life care
• Epilepsy
• Lung testing (spirometry)
• Medication review
• Men’s health
• Mental health
• Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice
• Ring pessary replacement
• Stop smoking support
• Travel advice
• Women’s health

Non-NHS Services
Our Practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:
• Insurance claims forms
• Non NHS vaccinations
• Prescription for taking medication abroad
• Private sick notes
• Pre-employment and HGV medicals
• Vaccination certificates





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