Out Of Hours

When We Are Closed

GP Care Wakefield

GP Care Wakefield is an extended out of hours service owned by Wakefield GP Practices to cover the entire population of the Wakefield district on an evening, weekends and Bank Holidays. Its operating hours are shown in the following table.

  GP Care Wakefield
Tel: 01977 644850
NHS 111
Tel: 111
Monday – Friday18:00 – 22:0000:00 – 08:0022:00 – 24:00
Weekends & Bank Holidays09:00 – 15:0000:00 – 09:0015:00 – 24:00

Our Practice telephones will automatically divert during the GP Care Wakefield opening times. At other times during the night and weekends, please telephone 111. Alternatively, ring back during normal Practice opening hours if your need is not urgent.

Following triage of your problem, if deemed appropriate, the service will offer you a GP appointment at Trinity Medical Centre, Wakefield or Pontefract General Infirmary.

There needs to be shared consent in place for the service to be able to provide safe care. Please ensure you give explicit record sharing consent when accepting an appointment with the service. Patients who prefer not to give shared consent cannot access this service.

This service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions.

NHS 111

NHS 111 (Help Line) provides a national 24 hour a day, 7 days a week confidential health line, staffed by experienced nurses. They can be contacted on 111 and their helpline is a valuable source of information and advice. Call to 111 are free from both land lines and mobiles.

Please note – this NHS 111 number can be used to phone in the case of an urgent problem when the surgery is closed.

You can also obtain 24 hour general medical advice by accessing the NHS 111 website.

Walk-in Centre

Patients also have the option of visiting the local NHS Walk-In Centre at King Street Health Centre in Wakefield, WF1 2SN. The Walk-In Centre is open 7 days a week, 10:00 – 22:00.

Tel: 0845 121 1023.

NHS Wakefield Walk-in Centre

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Training Afternoons

The practice is closed for education and staff training on the Wednesday afternoons shown below:


  • 14 July 2021
  • 15 September 2021
  • 13 October 2021
  • 10 November 2021

Emergency cover is always available.

Bank Holidays 2021

  • Monday 30 August 2021
  • Monday 27 December 20121
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021

Please refer to the ‘When we are closed’ tab, for options when the Practice is closed.