Update 04.04.2022

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s

 The NHS is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and Long COVID, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.


The practice is currently not offering vaccinations for this age group, unless they are within one of the at-risk groups who will be invited, but you can book an appointment at a convenient community or pharmacy vaccination centre. Please book online at or by calling 119, free of charge.


For further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s please visit the NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Update 20.06.2022

🍎  FREE NHS Health Checks are available again in Wakefield!


Take 20 minutes out of your day (or evening or weekend) to finally catch up on your health. These vital health check ups can spot your risk of diabetes, heart & kidney disease, stroke and dementia.

For more details on how to book contact the surgery on 01977 704777, please call at quieter times, we know the phones are very busy. 




You can now contact the surgery online to tell us about your non emergency medical problem or ask an admin question. You can ask for help anytime, anywhere within the UK, and with any device. Using Online Consultations allows us to quickly and safely decide on the best way to help you, your child, or an adult in your care.

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If you are a registered patient, please consider using our online service. This service is not suitable to ask for an appointment. If you are wanting to book a blood test, BP check, smear test or a review with a nurse please call the surgery.    Click here for more information

Welcome to Friarwood Surgery

We are here to help you.

The NHS is doing things a little differently at the moment due to Coronavirus. 

GP practices across Wakefield are working together to prioritise same day care and symptoms which might indicate serious illness.  We ask that you do not come to the surgery in person unless booked in for a face to face appointment

You can contact us online or by calling us on 01977 704777.  We will then give you advice about what to do.  A phone or video consultation with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional will usually be booked for you as many problems can be sorted out this way.  If you are booked for a confirmed face-to-face appointment with a doctor or nurse you may be asked to see them at a neighbouring GP practice to the one you would usually attend. This is to help the health service effectively cope with increased demand and suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. We will always let you know the location at which you will be seen.

As we are dealing with more telephone and video consultations we are dealing with an increased number of phone calls.  Avoid busy periods (8am to 12 noon) when contacting us about any non-urgent matters such as sick notes, prescription queries and routine check-ups. This helps us to prioritise our calls for those who have a same day medical problem.  Online services may suit you instead of a phone call.

If a telephone appointment is made with a doctor or nurse, make sure that the receptionist knows your current phone number and any times you cannot answer the phone.  If you are calling about someone else let the receptionist know.  Phone again if things get worse.

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  You can find out more about the services on offer by visiting  If you are not sure if you need urgent medical care use  or phone 111 to find out.  The 111 service can book you into the urgent care centre at Pontefract if this is what you need.

If it is not a life-threatening emergency and you don’t need immediate medical attention, other options should be considered before dialling 999 or visiting the Emergency Department.  

Choosing the most appropriate place for care allows Emergency Department staff to help people whose lives are at risk and can also potentially save you a long wait.


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Telephone Calls

Due to an increasing amount of telephone calls, the GP's have taken the decision to put a restriction for routine same day call backs. 
You will now need to call from 8am to receive a call back the same day. Once the allocation has been met we are unable to take any additional call back requests.

You will be encourage where possible to use the electronic contact form above in the first instance to ask about a medical matter, this will free up the telephone for those who cannot use a computer. It is not suitable to book appointments, or ask for test results. 
Please note the clinician is only able to call back once, the calls are AM or PM. If you know you may be busy and unable to answer the telephone please arrange for a day you will be free.
Please tell the receptionist if you have covid-19 symptoms, even if your call is for another matter.

Covid-19 symptoms:

▪️ high temperature
▪️ new, continuous cough
▪️ loss/change in sense of smell
▪️ loss/change in sense of taste

The GP's and Nurse Practitioners are currently triaging all calls, they are doing video consultations, as well as face to face if it's deemed necessary to invite patients into the surgery.
Please respect our reception staff - they are doing a very difficult job ensuring all our patients are dealt with under the strict guidelines that they currently having to work with.


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