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NEWS ARTICLE: Improving Access


Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at Trinity Medical Practice Wakefield and Pontefract General Infirmary. Talk to your practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.


By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at

***Important*** Prescribing Changes from 01 May 2017

For further details on the changes, please follow the link below.

Prescribing Changes from 01 May 2017

Important information on the proposed merger of the partnerships of Dr Bance & Partners and Ferrybridge Medical Centre.

Please click on the link below for more information

2016.09.23 ECS-FMC Proposed Merger Ltr.doc

Travel Vaccinations

global air travel

Our Practice nurses are trained to give advice regarding those vaccinations required & advised for overseas travel.  To save your time and a possible unnecessary trip to the surgery, please contact our receptionists who will give you a form to complete with your travel plans and other relevant details.  The nurse will review the information you give and will make any relevant recommendations.  We invite you to contact us 5 or more working days later for that advice and to arrange any necessary appointment.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to complete this form as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as it is likely that an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  Sometimes these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not "stock vaccines".  Your 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 some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore can be a chargeable service.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

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