Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic there have been changes implemented at the practice to many of our services.
All appointments are currently telephone appointments with a GP. You may be invited down by the GP if it is felt necessary. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic some of our clinicians are working remotely therefore calls may be from a withheld number.
Telephone appointments can be pre-booked with a specific GP and on the day appointments are available for urgent matters.
If a patient needs to speak to a doctor urgently the call will be put through to the on call doctor that day.
If a patient wishes to speak to a particular doctor, a pre-bookable telephone appointment can be made. It is not always possible to speak to a particular doctor on the day the patient rings. Some of our clinicians are working remotely therefore calls may be from a withheld number.
Currently these have been disabled. You can still use the online services to order repeat prescriptions on-line, please see the Prescriptions page. If you wish to register for access to online services please contact the reception team.
Improving Access to General Practice with Evening, Weekend and Bank Holiday Appointments
WACA are working collaboratively with all GP practices across Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven to offer patients increased access to routine appointments with GP’s, Nurses and other healthcare professionals from locality based hubs in Keighley, Silsden, Skipton, Ilkley and Settle.
This service provides all Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven registered patients access to:
Pre-bookable routine appointments from 6:30pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday
Weekend appointments from 08:00am – 11:00am Saturday to Sunday
Bank Holidays appointments from 09:00am – 11:00am
These appointments can be booked in advance or on the same day Monday to Friday for a routine medical matter, subject to availability and the reason for your appointment.
How to book
To book these appointments, please contact your registered practice by phone or in person asking to make an appointment during these times at your local hub. By booking an appointment, patients consent for the clinician based at the Local Hubs to access their full medical record so that they can offer a safe and knowledgeable service.
Please could patients ring for any test results after 2 pm.
Blood Pressure Machine
Currently this is not in use at the surgery. If you need to take your blood pressure you can buy a BP machine at your local chemist.
The doctor will visit patients at home if there is a medical reason preventing attendance at the surgery. As you can appreciate, these take extra time so please try your best to come into the surgery. Please telephone visit requests before 10am giving details to the receptionist.
These are carried out at the surgery for shielding or vulnerable patients. All other patients may be requested to attend Wharfedale Hospital as we are trying to reduce footfall through the surgery. Patients attending Wharfedale Hospital will need a blood form, please contact the surgery for one of these. The blood test department at Wharfedale Hospital offer a drop in service, available Monday to Friday 9am - 4.45pm (closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm).
Please ring the surgery for results 5 working days later after 2pm Monday - Friday or make an appointment with the doctor (a telephone appointment will suffice).
Child immunisations are still being conducted at the surgery, please contact to book.
Adults need a Tetanus vaccine every 5-10 years (speak to the Practice Nurse).
In October flu and pneumonia vaccine is given to those who require it (especially the elderly and patients with chest, heart and kidney problems). All patients over the age of 65 are sent an annual reminder from the Health Authority to attend for a flu injection. As it is necessary to sit in the surgery for 10 minutes after a vaccination, the latest available appointment is 5.40pm.
Our purpose-built premises have full access for disabled patients and a disabled toilet.