Services & Projects
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.
You 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.
Many 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.
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
You can now go direct to a Pharmacist for support with:
Medication reviews /reauthorisations
Acute prescription requests
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.
The 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!