EAThe extended access service means that patients have an opportunity to attend an appointment Monday to Friday after 6.30pm up to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 11.30am to see a GP, advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), nurse or physiotherapist. Appointments are a mixture of pre-bookable and on the day bookings Monday to Friday and pre-bookable appointments on Saturday and Sunday.
Appointments are only available for routine problems, not for ongoing issues. Patients can access the pre-bookable and on the day appointments by contacting their own practice.
As GPs, ANPs, nurses and physiotherapists from all of the WACA practices are delivering this service,  your appointment may not be with a clinician from your own practice. There will be an option of face to face, telephone appointments or video consultations. 

Consent to Share

To use the service you will be asked for your consent to share your medical record with the Extended Access Service. Without this consent, you will not be able to be seen in the Extended Access Service as the clinician would not have access to your medical records. When you are offered an appointment, the receptionists will explain what this means and why it is necessary.

First Contact physioYou can now go direct to a first-contact physiotherapist without seeing a doctor.

The physiotherapist will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary.

Contact your GP reception team to book an appointment.





walking countryside 1030x687Many things affect your health and wellbeing.  GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems.

Social Prescribers are available at each General Practice to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

To self  refer, please speak to your GP practice.

Download adult services leaflet

Download easy read leaflet

Children's Social Prescribing Service Leaflet

Childrens & Young People Directory 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Ilkley

Adult Social Prescribing Directory - Addingham

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Burley 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - North Craven 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - South Craven

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Airedale 


Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatment to improve health and well-being.

You can request these services by completing the form below: (* = required field)

Social Prescribing Service Referral Form

Contact details
Alternative contact details
Service interested in
Consent notice

The information provided on this form will be held on the WACA GP Federation database. Under the Data Protection Act (1998), the Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) order 2000 and General Data Protection Regulation (25 May 2018), you have the right to access this information. Under this act & with your consent the information on this form will be shared with WACA GP Federation Practices in line with GDPR guidelines. You can withdraw consent at any time you wish. If you would like a copy of the privacy notice please ask a member of staff or visit our website.

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appointmentYou can now go direct to a Pharmacist for support with:

Medication reviews /reauthorisations

Acute prescription requests

Medication queries

Liaising with all local pharmacies

In-house medicines advice

Contact your GP reception team to to book an appointment.


eConsult is free to use for NHS patients at WACA GP practices.

It is accessible through your own practice website

You can use eConsult to ask your GP surgery about your health symptoms, conditions or treatment.

You can even request sick notes and GP letters

The practice will respond by phone, SMS or email by the end of the following working day.




older peopleThe Alliance is also working on other activities that will lead to a more “joined up” local health and care system. We are developing our ideas about how our collective strength in the Alliance can help us to make sure that primary care, the frontline of patient contact, has a strong voice in how policies are made and budgets are spent in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

We are working on a seamless approach to medical education that builds on our existing links with Leeds and Bradford University Medical Schools. We are looking at medical education and training for all our staff, not just doctors, to make sure that everyone who cares for our patients has good, up to date knowledge of and access to the latest, safest and best treatments.




WACA are launching a new Happy Mondays Group alongside our LD partners Exclusively Inclusive.

These group sessions will be equipped with food, games, exercise sessions, crafts, baking, wellbeing sessions, guest talks & more. 

Our Social Prescribers & Community Health Checks teams will be onsite to provide support to Patients. 

WACA have funding to deliver Happy Mondays in 6-week blocks at community venues across Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven. The first block will take place at Sutton Community Centre 11:30 - 1:30 pm from 17th January 2022. Patients do not need to book on, just turn up! 

For more information, please email Amanda Nowell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.