All 16 group practices of Airedale Wharfedale offer a GP Extended Access Service, based at Farfield Group Practice, IG Medical (Ilkley Moor and Grassington), Silsden and Steeton Medical Practice, Town Head Surgery, Fisher Medical Centre, Dyneley House Surgery and Ling House Medical Centre.
The 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 16 practices delivering this will be working in the Extended Access service, your appointment may not be with a clinician from your own practice.
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.
- IG Medical – Ilkley Moor Medical Practice, Springs Lane, Ilkley, LS29 8TH and Grassington Medical Centre, 9 Station Road, Grassington, BD23 5LS
- Townhead Surgery, Settle, Townhead, Settle, BD24 9JA
- Dyneley House Surgery, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2HZ
- Ling House Medical Centre, 49 Scott Street, Keighley, BD21 2JH
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.
WACA has developed a range of patient information videos on common medical conditions for our member GP practices to use on their own websites:
WACA practices are each fully engaged in the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven communities which have been designed to represent the diverse populations (and their individual needs) within the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG.
We recently submitted a bid to the CCG to provide mental health support for school-age children and their families. We want the proposed new service to enable the young people and their families to be able to develop resilience and know where to get help when they need it. Many areas can impact on young people’s lives including exam stress, bullying, family stresses/breakdown and social anxiety. The aim is to have the right care in the right place for the right people.
We are involved in discussions with other local providers to review our current primary care streaming provision at Airedale General Hospital. Across all providers, we want a system which is fully integrated & discussions are ongoing.
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.