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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Appointments

Appointments: 01924 334400, option 1 (08:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 to 18:00)

calendarThe Practice operates a full appointments system. You can make an appointment by calling at the reception desk, by telephoning the above number at the times stated or online, using our new SystmOnline link on the homepage. Please be aware when phoning at busy peak times such as Monday mornings - if you are not wanting to book an emergency appointment for that day, please call later. 

As all areas for patient consultations are on the ground floor of the building - there is suitable access for the disabled. Preferences may be expressed by patients at the time of contact with the Practice and, where feasible, preferences will be accommodated. 

Patients who consult, who have not done so for the previous three years, will be asked by the consulting professional regarding lifestyle issues such as smoking habits and alcohol intake. Relevant assistance will be offered if appropriate. Services not offered by the Practice personally can be accessed through contracts arranged via Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group, who commission services for the area.

Resources are limited therefore the Partnership expects patients to behave responsibly when requesting an appointment. There are always appointments available on the day for a problem requiring urgent assessment. There are always appointments available for problems which are less urgent but which require assessment either that week or sometime during the following week. If a specific doctor is preferred then it may be necessary to wait and, similarly, if a specific time is required. If there is an urgent problem but the patient is at work please convey this to the receptionist, as they have a degree of discretion to use a later appointment within certain criteria. 

Routine appointments are available between 08:10 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 18:00. Actual surgery times will vary between doctors. 

Extended Hours

The Practice has extended surgery hours on various days, usually there will be two "breakfast" sessions, 7am to 8am, and two evening sessions, 6.30pm to 8pm, each week. Whilst open to all patients these sessions are aimed particularly at working people who may have difficulty attending the surgery during normal working hours. These sessions are all pre-booked. There will be no nurse consulting during these extended hours and prescriptions cannot be collected, as there will be minimal support staff. 

Accident and Emergency

All patients with injuries needing stitches, or where broken bones are suspected, are advised to proceed directly to the Accident and Emergency Department at Pinderfields Hospital (telephone 0844 811 8110).

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. This can be done over the telephone or online, using the SystmOnline link on the homepage.

** PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL THE SURGERY WITH A CANCELLATION AS THIS MAY NOT BE SEEN BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT **

 
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