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Extended House Access Service has now been transferred to Seacroft Hospital where patients can see a GP between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday to Friday and both Saturday and Sunday.

To access a routine GP appointment during the Out of Hours period, Monday to Friday, 6.30pm to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 2pm, and Sundays 8am to midday, please call 0113 206 2049.

Do not call this number outside of these hours as you will be unable to book an appointment.

To make an advanced evening/weekend appointment please contact Nova Scotia Medical Centre on 01977 552193.

Welcome to Nova Scotia Medical Centre

Surgery building

Nova Scotia Medical Centre is based in a former mining village. The practice has a list size of approximately 5800 patients.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. 

The surgery is part of the LS25/26 Primary Care Network which is a group of our neighbouring practices:
LS25/26 Primary Care Network - General Practice working together (

LS25/26 Primary Care Network

Our staff comprises of: 

Dr Vishal Kapoor joined Nova Scotia Medical Centre in 2007 and has a keen interest in diabetes and cardiovascular management. He also works for the Leeds CCG as the city wide clinical lead for cardiovascular conditions leading on hypertension and is a GP appraiser for NHS England. 

Dr Sanjay Rathod has joined the practice since October 2020 and has longstanding general practice and surgical experience.

Dr Mellissa Hartley has joined the practice since June 2021 with longstanding general practice, surgical and women's health experience.

Lucy Stephenson is our Physician Associate who can see and treat patients with minor illness, chronic disease and has ability for complex decision-making and clinical competencies.

The practice team also includes a first contact physiotherapist (Mark Wood) and Physician Associate (Bakhtawar Nawaz ) seconded to the practice from the PCN which our surgery is a part of. 

Practice team also includes Midwife , practice nurses and health care assistants.

The practice, as of the 1st March 2013 uses the SystmOne computer system.  We use the Choose & Book system to refer patients to Hospital; this means that all patients have a greater choice over where they are seen for further care.

We use a secure computerised records system, which allows clinical staff treating you to share information in your record, ensuring the best care can be provided to you.

We are telling you about this, as you have a choice to make. You can choose to share or not to share your full electronic record with other NHS care services where you are treated and whether we can view records held by those other services. At any time in the future you can request that this is changed.

If you choose to make your record shareable, your clinical details will only be viewable by clinical teams who are treating you. Each clinical team which cares for you now or in the future will ask your permission to view your shared record. You can also ask for part of your record to be made private- not shareable. All record accesses are recorded and auditable.

If you choose not to make your records shareable, we will respect your wishes and will do our best to make your care safe and efficient. However, denying the clinical teams caring for you the ability to access important clinical details could compromise your care.

For further information, please ask our reception staff or visit the NHS Care Records website at where you may download the NHS Care Record Guarantee.

(Site updated 17/09/2022)
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