Have your say on access to GP Services in Wakefield District
As groups of GP practices, we are working together to look at how our services are provided outside of the core practice opening hours of 8am – 6.30pm.
We want to hear from our patients on what is important and what matters to you when you need one of our services. We are doing this to better understand the views and needs of our patients. Please help us by completing https://bit.ly/GPaccessWF.
Face to Face Appointments
We know there has been a lot of discussion in the news recently about GPs providing face- to-face appointments. We wanted to explain some of the reasons why we have been offering a reduced number of face-to-face appointments. We also wanted to reassure patients that NHS Digital have confirmed that in July over 50% of the 22.8 million appointments carried out were conducted face to face.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained open to patients. We have offered appointments using new ways of working and new technology. We have worked hard to make sure we remained available to speak to, and to offer face to face appointments to anyone who needed them.
Please read this letter for more information letter to patients
Additional guidance from Wakefield CCG - rescue pack requests - Covid-19
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We are not currently changing our usual advice about emergency supplies of antibiotics and steroids. The main reason for this is that we understand neither would help in the early stages of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection and people might delay seeking advice if they became increasingly short of breath.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.
We are getting increased demand for inhalers from people who have not had inhalers for several years. This is not recommended and inhalers should only be restarted if your symptoms have returned. Please only request inhalers if you are currently using them and please visit Asthma UK www.asthma.org.uk or British Lung Foundation www.blf.org.uk for further information.
We would also like to reassure you that the large majority of people, even with underlying risk factors, will have a mild to moderate illness and recover well. Information on COVID-19 can be found online at nhs.uk/coronavirus
Welcome to Patience Lane Surgery
Part of 5 Towns Primary Care Network
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The surgery car park has disabled parking spaces and a ramp for wheelchair access to the surgery. If you are coming alone, and need assistance, please telephone the surgery prior to your arrival so someone can be there to help. The surgery is also equipped with toilet facilities which have access for the disabled.
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(Site updated 27/05/2022)