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CORONAVIRUS


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE, OR MAY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND HAVE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY BUT CALL 111 FOR ADVICE AND ASSESSMENT. DO NOT BOOK APPOINTMENTS VIA OUR ONLINE BOOKING SERVICE. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY GOT A PREBOOKED APPOINTMENT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK TO THE SURGERY FIRST.



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Following consultation and feedback from our PPG (Patient Participation Group) we have launched a facebook page for health promotion, health related information and some information about surgery activities.  Please take a look at the page and invite any local friends to do so too. 

For latest advice on CORONAVIRUS

For the most up to date advice on Coronavirus please visit www.nhs.uk or ring 111.  Under no circumstances should you attend your surgery, pharmacy, local A&E without getting advice first.


FLU VACCINES

 Give us a ring if you qualify for a vaccine and get booked into a clinic. There are still some vaccines available.  Don't get caught out, Flu is most prevalent from Christmas onwards.


WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED

For URGENT Healthcare - please contact BADGER on 0300 555 9999.

For medication queries or emergency contraception please contact your local pharmacist.

For none urgent advice please ring 111.


Did you know you can book appointments and order your repeat medications online?

If you haven’t yet signed up for GP Online Services simply download the form below, complete it and  call into the practice with two forms of photo ID and proof of address.  We can sign you up for GP Online Services which  makes it easy to book appointments online, request repeat prescriptions and view some of your medical records.

Find out more about this on www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices

If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know.  We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.


Please remember that A&E is for serious injuries and illnesses only

You can call the 24-hour NHS 111 helpline, visit a pharmacy or a walk-in centre, or click on the NHS Choices Website

  

More advice to help patients choose the right urgent care service to use is available on www.choosewellmidlands.nhs.uk. You can also download the ‘Choose Well West Midlands’ app on iPhones and Android phones. 


Have you heard about the community pharmacy minor ailments scheme? 

The scheme means that you don't need to wait for an appointment to see your doctor about the problems listed below but can call in and see your pharmacist instead.

The conditions included are:

Athlete's Foot, Cold Sores, Cold, Flu or Earache, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Hay Fever or Allergies, Head Lice, Nappy Rash, Nasal Congestion, Sore Throat, Temperature, Threadworms, Vaginal Thrush, Verrucae and Warts

CLICK HERE TO SEE AVAILABLE PHARMACIES

  

If you don’t pay for your prescriptions then you won’t be charged for any medication provided by the pharmacist. You'll need to show proof of exemption and sign the pharmacist's prescription form in the normal way.

  


    

GET WELL / KEEP WELL

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.   

    


JOIN IN

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.


EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS 

Times are changing. In addition to the late night currently being offered at the surgery premises  (Tuesday night - alternating between our 2 sites) evening and weekend appointments are now available to book through your own surgery at the local consortium hub.  Speak to a member of the practice team or receptionist to find out more and to make an appointment. Prebookable Appointments are available to see GP's, Nurses and other healthcare professionals, these appointments are held at the North Solihull Consortium Hub situated in the Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre building, Crabtree Drive, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5BU.


KEEP ANTIBIOTICS WORKING

Please check out the BSol CCG campaign videos explaining the importance of only using antibiotics when absolutely necessary to ensure that when you need them they are effective.

https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/news/blogs/835-keep-antibiotics-working 


PAPYRUS - PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact HOPELINK for confidential support and practical advice.

CALL : 0800 068 4141

TEXT: 07786 209 697

Email : pat@papyrus-uk.org

Opening hours: Weekdays 10am to 10pm / weekends 2pm to 10pm / bank holidays 2pm to 10pm.


Cervical cancer prevention week 20 - 26 January 2020

If you have not attended for your last cervical smear please contact surgery as soon as possible to book an appointment with one of our nurses. Patients are invited by letter when their smear is due or overdue.

(Site updated 21/02/2020)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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