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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 www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine 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

๐ŸŽ  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. 

 

 

When We Are Closed

outofhoursWhen the surgery is closed, calls for urgent care will be forwarded automatically to our Out of Hours service providers.

The Wakefield District Primary Care Trust is responsible for all out of hours cover.

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 (just dial 111 on your phone).

 

What is NHS 111?

 

NHS 111 is a new free telephone service being introduced nationally to make it easier for people to access local health and social care services when they have an urgent need. In Yorkshire and the Humber, this service will be provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust. It will supersede the NHS Direct telephone service (0845 46 47), and will provide a general number for people to call when their need is urgent but not considered life-threatening (999).

 

It will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 (366 in a leap year) days a year. Calls from mobiles and landlines are free and the service is intended to respond to people’s health and social care needs when:

 

§  it is not a life-threatening situation, and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call

§  the patient does not have a GP to call or a GP is not available

§  the caller feels they cannot wait and is simply unsure of which service they require

§  the caller requires health information or reassurance about what to do next.

 

NHS 111 calls are answered by highly-trained call handlers, who make up 80% of the frontline workforce, supported by experienced clinicians who assess the caller’s needs and determine the most appropriate course of action, including:

 

§  for callers facing an emergency, dispatching an ambulance without delay

§  where a face-to-face consultation is required, an appointment will be booked where that facility exists through compatible technology or the caller will be referred to the service that has the appropriate skills and resources to meet their needs in the required timeframe

§  for callers who do not require a face-to-face consultation, information, advice or reassurance will be provided

§  where the call is outside the scope of NHS 111, the caller will be signposted to an appropriate alternative service.

 
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