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Choosing the right service

Which service is best for me? Here is a guide to choosing the right NHS service in Wakefield if you become ill or injured:

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Pharmacists are experts in medicines.

As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

You can discover more on what to expect from your pharmacy team and find a pharmacy on the NHS website.

GP Care Wakefield

You can get an appointment on evenings and weekends through GP Care Wakefield; Just ring your own GP practice’s telephone number and you will be diverted to someone who can assess your needs and get you a same-day appointment if you need one.

The service is open every day of the year, from 6pm to 10pm between Monday and Friday and 9am to 3pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

King Street Walk In Centre

The nurse-led King Street Walk In Centre in Wakefield is open from 10am to 10pm every day of the year.

Exclusions for the Walk in Centre include: Babies aged six months and under, repeat prescriptions, head injuries in under 2s and over 65s and pregnancy-related issues.

Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

The 24/7 Urgent Treatment Centre at Pontefract Hospital provides fast, expert care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the phone.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.