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We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 4 March 2020

Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS Digital website.

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service

OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS

For general information on coronavirus, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please DO NOT visit the surgery if you have any concerns.  Visit https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19  for further advice on what to do. 

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY

Stay indoors and avoid contact with others

Symptoms to look out for: New cough, fever/high temperature, breathing problems

Do not go to work, school or public areas

Avoid visitors in your home

Avoid using public transport or taxis

RESULTS OF 2019 PATIENT SURVEY

The national patient survey results are out and we are pleased to announce that we have scored really highly in most areas and have improved on the previous year.  Our results are higher than the national and CCG averages in nearly all areas. The survey found that:-

91% of patients find the reception team helpful

95% of patients said they were involved in decisions about their care and treatment

99% said they had trust in the professional they saw or spoke to

95% said their needs were met during their last appointment

If you want to view the full report, go to www.gp-patient.co.uk 

It is a very pleasing result and demonstrates the commitment of all the staff at Friarwood.

Youth Appointments

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

Good News: Free WIFI now available in the surgery for patients.

Please Note: New Travel Questionnaire added on the right side of the website for patients to fill in when they have any requests for travel vaccinations.

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 Welcome to Friarwood Surgery Online

The doctors and staff at Friarwood surgery in Pontefract are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

If you require any information that appears on this website in a different format in order to help with sensory impairment please contact the Practice.

 Disabled Access

All services are situated on the ground floor with access for wheelchairs.

Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Wakefield and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But if, anyone in your home  gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/ that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

During this time if you have any other medical needs please contact the surgery telephone and your health needs will be assessed - this may lead to a face to face  consultation if needed.

In-House Patient support

Friarwood Surgery's Patient Participation Group chairperson (John Nye) has since August 17 provided (in our main patient waiting room) a patient support service as a Volunteer Health Champion. John is able to offer patients support and guidance on Self Management and using approved Care Navigation database's direct patients to any other support services across the Wakefield area. John has been a volunteer Self Management tutor for ten years and has promoted Self Management on behalf of the Wakefield Clinical Commissioning group.

Please click onto the link below to hear positive messages from John and others who have engaged with Self Management support.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiURKDfpvhg

John is in the Friarwood Surgery Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings 8.30 am - 12 noon

Please feel free to pop in to have a chat with John on the above days/times to see if he can help you to tap into the hundreds of local support services in our area and even help/inspire you to make positive changes to your health and well being.

Update: Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic John will not be working form the surgery until further notice

GP Care Wakefield

GP Care Wakefield is an extended hours service owned by all Wakefield GP Practices to cover the entire population of the Wakefield District.

It operates from 6-10pm Monday to Friday, and 9-3pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Just phone the normal surgery telephone number (01977 704777) and the call will be automatically diverted to a triage centre where your clinical need will be assessed and if deemed appropriate you will be offered a GP or ANP appointment at the Trinity Medical Centre in Wakefield or Pontefract General Infirmary. There needs to be shared consent in place for the service to be able to provide safe care therefore please ensure you give explicit record sharing consent when accepting an appointment with the service. Patients who prefer not to give shared consent cannot use this service. The service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions.

Outside of the above hours please telephone 111 or try booking on our 24hr appointment system if your need is not urgent.

Routine Care by HCA/Nurse

In addition to the above, during 6pm - 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am - 1PM on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, patients can be seen for routine annual reviews of Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma & Stroke but only if you are well controlled and your condition is stable. Other routine nurse care includes:

  • Blood tests
  • Routine ECGs (not chest pain)
  • Spirometry
  • Review of contraception pill
  • Repeat depo injections
  • Smears
  • B12 injections
  • Removal of sutures and clips

Shingles

Are you 70-75 or 78-79 years of age???

Yes - Then your eligible for a shingles vaccination, any time in the year, not as previous which was around the Flu season. If eligible then contact us (01977 704777) at the surgery to arrange your immunisation. 

Friends & Family Test

From the 1st December 2014 all GP practices are required to ask patients the Friends & Family test questions that will be monitored by NHS England on a monthly basis. The two questions are as follows:

  • How likely are you to recommend our GP Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?

  • Can you tell us why you gave that response?

Please feel free to offer us your opinion of how you think we measure up against these questions by clicking on the 'Friends & Family survey' tab at the right of the page .

 

 Patient Participation Group

We always welcome new members to our PPG, so if you want to make a difference, get involved! 

 

 Online Appointments and Prescriptions registration  

Please phone the Surgery we will post out login details to your home address

Please note the box at the bottom of the prescription ordering page is for you to request which pharmacy you would like your prescription to be sent to.

 

CQC Statement of Purpose

(Health and Social Care Act 2008)

For further information please click on number 1 & 2 in the right hand column.  

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