Northgate SurgeryNorthgatePontefractWest Yorkshire, WF8 1NFTel: 01977 703635
Why not try to quit smoking in 2019! If you are a smoker with a long term condition it is really important you think about stopping. Not only can the symptoms of your long term condition decrease but your medication can also work more effectively. Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield are a friendly service who have specialist advisors to help the people of the Wakefield district to stop smoking. The service is offering appointments at Pontefract Health Centre on a Thursday from 10am to 3pm to help you kick the habit and become smokefree. They can offer one to one appointments and specialist advice on the best product to help you quit, alongside support which will result in you being four times more likely to be successful rather than going it alone. Why not join the 82% of Wakefield residents and become smokefree!!! For more information log onto Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield https://wakefield.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/ , phone the service on 01924 252174 to ask for an appointment or pick up a leaflet in reception.
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If the doctor requests a blood test this can be done by making an appointment with the phlebotomist and will be carried out here in the surgery. We also have two drop-in blood clinics on Mondays and Tuesdays which start at 8.05 and finish at 11.00am. No appointment is necessary. Please do not arrive before this time as booking in does not start before this.
These are easily available during normal surgeries (please tell us when you book). Our Nursing Team is available to administer this test. Smears should be carried out every 3 or 5 years dependant on age. We also have an early morning smear clinic on Wednesdays between 7.00am and 8.00am.
Children see the Doctors as usual for illness advice. Dr Davenport runs a six week baby clinic for mother and baby on a weekly basis.
If you are aged 40 to 74 years and are not already on the chronic disease register, we will provide a health examination. This checks that some of your body's most important systems are running smoothly. You will be invited for a health check over the next few years or you can telephone the surgery to book in.
If you are 75 years or over and do not attend the surgery for a regular review, our Health Care Assistants will check your blood pressure, weight, urine and talk to you about any health issues you may have. Please contact reception if you wish to book
Heart Risk Screening
The Nursing Team performs checks which help us to assess your risk of coronary artery disease and offer preventative advice. Please ask for details.
Protection for the whole family is encouraged. This includes routine childhood scheduled vaccinations and clinics are held twice a week. We also provide routine vaccinations for influenza, shingles and pneumonia as well as taking part in a wide range other government immunisation schemes. Please ask for further details.
All the partners provide contraceptive advice and services. This is usually within the normal surgeries for confidentiality and convenience. “Coil” and implant fittings are carried out by pre-arrangement in our weekly family planning clinics.
Advice and immunisation may be necessary if you are travelling outside Northern Europe or North America. Enquire at reception at least nine weeks before you travel.
All the partners offer full care in pregnancy and childbirth (with consultant referral if appropriate). It is wise to make some checks if you are planning a pregnancy e.g. immunity against Rubella and there may be some dietary and other lifestyle issues to consider. Appointments can be made for pre-pregnancy advice within our normal clinics.
Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic
On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30 pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis. Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.
We run two minor surgery sessions a week which can be booked in to following a consultation with your GP.
We run a diabetic clinic on a weekly basis with our specialist diabetic team who carry out annual reviews and will assist patients with the management of their condition.
Additional services run from the Practice
We are able to offer patients access to physiotherapy, ultrasound, audiology and endoscopy services within Northgate Surgery. These are following consultation with your GP and referral.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Once you have completed the questionnaire please return it to us. After 3-4 working days the nurse will telephone you to advise you on what vaccines are necessary and if needed, book an appointment for you with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with some vaccines. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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