Will The Second Lockdown Change Anything

Will the second lockdown change anything?


Even though the Government has announced a second lockdown from Thursday, we are still open for appointments.  If you already have  booked appointments this still stands.

If you need an appointment to speak to a GP or other healthcare professional, please telephone the surgery from 8am any morning to arrange a return call.   If the clinician feels that you need to be seen then he/she will book you a face to face appointment.

We are doing everything we can to keep everybody safe during this time. Our staff will be wearing PPE (face masks, visors, aprons, gloves, etc). When you attend for your appointment, your temperature will be checked at the door, there is also hand gel to use upon entry. We ask that you please also wear a face covering when you attend.

Please attend the surgery alone wherever possible.

Cervical Screening

Community Maternity Services Survey

Message from Tom Collins at Walsall Healthcare


We have just launched a survey to help us find out about parent(s) experiences of using Community Midwife & Health Visitor services in Walsall. the closing date is early March 2020.


We will collate the results and publish a report that will be shared publicly, with stakeholders and of course the LMS network.


Could you please promote the link to network organisations so that they may involve any parents about to give birth and parents that have had a child in the last 12 months that have accessed this service. The link to the survey is below.


Link: https://engagingcommunities.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=157864653066&fbclid=IwAR018VLzW_A1AUzW4oQBRe5VGhKo5RWBn05_XC25q9u0ipKyGMY3QMs9PSo


Extra GP Appointments available for Walsall Patients

Extra GP appointments available for Walsall patients

Patients registered with a Walsall GP can benefit from the Extended GP Access Service.

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has worked with local GPs to create four Hubs based at Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Health Centre, Broadway Medical Practice and Portland Medical Practice. The Hubs are currently run by a group of local GPS.

Since launching the service in December 2017 and up until May 2018, more than 15,500 patients have accessed the service.

When can I get an out-of-hours appointment?

Extra GP appointments will be available between:
•  6.30pm – 9pm weekdays (all four Hubs)
•  10am – 3pm weekends (excluding Darlaston Health Centre & Portland Medical Practice)
•  11am – 1.30pm Bank Holidays (all four Hubs)

However, people will only be seen if they have booked an appointment.

How can I book one of these appointments?

A dedicated number has been set up and appointments can be booked by calling: 01922 501999 during the following times:

•  8am – 9pm weekdays
•  10am – 3pm weekends
•  11am – 1pm bank holidays

NHS 111 will also be able to book an appointment for you if they feel you need to see a GP.

Do I need to be registered at one of the four surgeries where the Hubs are based to use the service?

No, you can be registered with any GP in Walsall to access the extra appointments. However, please note you will need to travel to one the four Hubs (listed above).

What if I’m not registered with a Walsall GP?
If you are not a registered patient at a Walsall GP, you will not be able to access these out-of-hours appointments. More information about these services can be found on Walsall CCG’s website: www.walsallccg.nhs.uk.

When should I use the Hubs?

The extended service is for patients who require a routine or same day GP appointment, but are unable to attend during normal opening hours. However, they are not walk-in centres and you will need to book an appointment- these can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Please note that both of Walsall’s urgent care centres and its A&E department will still be open as normal for people to use in serious or life threatening emergencies.

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