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In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout.

As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down temporarily to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible.

We are still there for anyone who may need care for an urgent need, but would ask for patience as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more.

Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:

  • Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.
  • Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes.
  • NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you in to an Urgent Treatment Centre.
  • A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.

If you are now eligible for your COVID-19 booster please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible. Please do not ring the practice regarding your boosters, instead visit https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/ or call 119 to book an appointment or to find a walk-in clinic near you. You can also find out more about who is eligible, how the vaccine is given and other frequently asked questions. If you are a housebound patient, there is a community team which will be coming out to you to vaccinate you, so please do not contact your GP as the team will be making contact with you.

Your GP practice is open as normal, but certain measures are still place to ensure vulnerable patients are kept safe. GP services remain very busy, delivering more appointments than ever before. Telephone your GP practice and you will be advised accordingly and will receive a telephone or video appointment. Following this you will be advised of the next steps.

If you’re looking to order repeat prescriptions, you don’t need to call your GP practice to do this. You can now do this online or via email to doctors.rowland@nhs.net

If you are feeling unwell or if you have any health symptoms that you are worried about, please call us to make an appointment on 0121 706 2626

You can find further information and advice via the following link 

Your health - Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Appointments

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We operate an appointment system. We try our best to ensure that you see the doctor or nurse at or near to your appointment time. Sometimes there are delays caused by emergencies or by an earlier patient who needed a longer consultation time. Please be on time for your appointment as we cannot guarantee that you will be seen if you are late. 

On Mondays & Fridays we operate a "free" style booking of appointments. We have two extended hour’s sessions on Monday and Fridays from 18:30 to 19:00

You may ask at reception, telephone or fax to book an appointment. You will be offered the next available appointment, normally within 2 or 3 working days. 

Please note that you can register for on-line booking.

When you come to surgery, please bring all your medication with you.

Emergency Appointments

If you consider that your problem is a genuine medical emergency that must be seen at the next surgery, please tell the receptionist. You will be asked some questions for the doctor information.

Nurse

We have an experienced Nurse available Wednesday and Friday who can deal with all minor ailments.

Phlebotomist

Appointments are available on Monday, and Wednesday for blood tests.

Telephone Advice

The doctors are available after morning surgery to give telephone advice. Patients are advised to telephone before 11:00 am to arrange this.

Interpreter

If you need an interpreter, please ask reception to book one prior to your appointment.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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