Welcome to Crofton & Sharlston Medical Practice


We are here to help you. 

The NHS is doing things a little differently at the moment due to Coronavirus.  

GP practices across Wakefield are working together to prioritise same day care and symptoms which might indicate serious illness.  We ask that you do not come to the surgery in person unless booked in for a face to face appointment.  You can contact us by calling us on 01924 862621.  We will then give you advice about what to do.  A phone or video consultation with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional will usually be booked for you as many problems can be sorted out this way.  If you are booked for a confirmed face-to-face appointment with a doctor or nurse you may be asked to see them at a neighbouring GP practice to the one you would usually attend. This is to help the health service effectively cope with increased demand and suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. We will always let you know the location at which you will be seen.

As we are dealing with more telephone and video consultations we are dealing with an increased number of phone calls.  Please try to avoid contacting us for non urgent matters such as sick notes, prescription queries  and routine check ups during our busy period between 8am to 12 noon. This helps us to prioritise our calls for those who have a same day medical problem.  

If a telephone appointment is made with a doctor or nurse, make sure that the receptionist knows your current phone number and any times you cannot answer the phone.  If you are calling about someone else let the receptionist know.  Phone again if things get worse.

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  You can find out more about the services on offer by visiting www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/  If you are not sure if you need urgent medical care use www.111.nhs.uk  or phone 111 to find out.  The 111 service can book you into the urgent care centre at Pontefract if this is what you need. 

If it is not a life-threatening emergency and you don’t need immediate medical attention, other options should be considered before dialling 999 or visiting the Emergency Department.   

Choosing the most appropriate place for care allows Emergency Department staff to help people whose lives are at risk and can also potentially save you a long wait.

We aim to provide a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. The practice area lies to the east of Wakefield and centres on the ex-mining villages of Crofton with Foulby, Nostell and Wragby and Sharlston with New Sharlston and Streethouse. It includes the Heath Common, Warmfield and has traditional links to Walton, and skirts Sandal and Agbrigg.

It is bounded to the west by the City of Wakefield, to the north by the River Calder and Normanton to the east by Featherstone, to the south by Havercroft and Haw Park. As well as the core villages it covers a large tract of farms and countryside and includes Nostell Priory Estate, Walton Hall and Anglers Country Park.

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

Alert

Coronavirus Update

Face coverings to be worn in surgery.

We are asking all our patients to wear a face covering if you are asked to come to the surgery for an appointment by one of our clinicians (after a telephone appointment) or requested by our nursing team (or administrator on behalf of our nursing team) .

This will protect other patients and our staff. You can make your own face coverings using the advice available online at the gov.uk website.

Face coverings should not be worn by children under three and people who would find wearing them difficult.

Visit NHS.uk for the latest guidance on coronavirus COVID-19, including symptom checker, self-care and social distancing.

Refer to NHS 111 Online to check if you have coronavirus symptoms. If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms and need further advice call NHS 111 — not the surgery.

At this time please do not go to the surgery, unless you are advised to do so by a member of the Practice team.

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.  Help, guidance available from our COVID-19 support page.