What you can expect from your family doctor
There are 27 GP practices across North Kirklees. All of them offer a slightly different range of services depending on the different needs of their patients. Here is a list of the North Kirklees GP surgeries. Many surgeries are now open longer. Some are offering appointments early in the morning, in the evening or at weekends. Contact your current GP surgery to ask about opening times.
What GPs do
GPs assess patients, provide preventative medical advice, prescribe medication and refer patients to other specialists. They can also provide contraception advice, sexual health services, maternity care and vaccinations. During normal daytime hours, most GPs work on an appointment-only basis. Out of hours cover is provided via a not-for-profit GP consortium.
Registering with a GP
You can register with a GP by looking up your local practice and providing them with your medical card details. If you do not have a medical card you should fill in form GMS1, which should be available at the surgery. Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the new surgery and you will be sent a new medical card. When you register with a new GP it is a good idea to ask for an information leaflet about the surgery and its services and policies.
If you have difficulty registering with a GP contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01924 504975 (with confidential answer phone).
Extended access to GP appointments
A new scheme is now offering people living in the NHS North Kirklees CCG area access to visit a GP on weekday evenings and on weekends. For more details, please take a look at our ‘Extended access to GP appointments‘ page.