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.
All services are situated on the ground floor with access for wheelchairs.
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.
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.
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)
- Review of contraception pill
- Repeat depo injections
- B12 injections
- Removal of sutures and clips
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.
(Site updated 24/12/2019)