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Our Ear Syringing Service has now resumed. Please call us on 01922 622212 to book an appointment.

Steroid Injections have now resumed Please call us on 01922 622212 to be added to our waiting list.

We are now booking Covid Vaccinations for Patients over 50 at our Oak Park Hub Vaccination Hub. Please call 01922 622212 to avoid dissapointment

For Appointments please use our eConsult service, which you can access here.

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Please click the link below for our most recent PPG Newsletter

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Also, have you registered at the surgery to access our services online? Contact us today so you can start ordering your prescriptions, booking appointments and even access parts of your medical records - all online! No more wasting time calling the surgery and you can even use it out of surgery hours!

Important Please Note

Walsall CCG Medicines Management Team, Practice Based Pharmacists and other NHS Pharmacy teams will be supporting GP practices to conduct medication reviews, clinical audits, medicine safety and medicines optimisation initiatives for patient care.  Should you NOT wish your medical records to be used in this way please contact a member of staff at any time. 

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Do you have a health condition and would like support to find and retain employment? The Thrive into Work team can offer one to one support to suit your needs and employment goals.

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Do you have a health condition and would like support to find and retain employment?

The Thrive into Work team can offer one to one support to suit your needs and employment goals. They support individuals that are out of work, but can also support those who are in work but are at risk of losing their job or are on a period of sick leave.

The service is for people with a mental/physical health condition aged 18+.

If you want to join the Thrive into Work service, you will get:

  • One-to-one support to suit your needs and employment goals.
  • Support from your health care team to help you manage any difficulties.
  • Advice on benefits to find out if being in work could increase your income.
  • Help with finding a job if you are not in paid employment.
  • Continued support once you have started in a job.
  • Help talking to your employer about your needs at work.
  • Regular and ongoing support online or by phone.

 You can get this support if:

  • You are currently out of work, or at risk of leaving work due to sickness.
  • You are aged 18 or over.
  • You have problems finding work, or staying in a job, because of your health. This can be your physical health or your mental health.
  • You have a neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD.
  • You are at risk of homelessness.
  • You have been in touch with the criminal justice system.

For more information speak to your GP or contact the team directly using the contact details below.

If you live in Dudley or Walsall, contact the team using the details below:

Phone: 01384 324645

Email: bchft.thriveemploymentservice@nhs.net

If you live in Wolverhampton or Sandwell and West Birmingham, contact the team using the details below:

Phone: 07876 650357

Email: thrive@prospects.co.uk

Having good mental wellbeing helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.  There are little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing - https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/

Need Help With the NHS App?

Walsall College are providing a free short course to offer more support. Please see the link below;

Walsall College Short Course

Patient Access

We have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.  

We would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access for your information.

We advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com. We advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security  

We strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.  

Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. We do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.

 

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The two updated Parent Tips:

One providing some basic information on the childhood immunisation programme, explaining how vaccines work, how they are regulated and why it is important to ensure your baby receives all the recommended immunizations.

The second provides answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” and has been written by leading national experts. It covers getting your baby immunised and what to expect, including information on things such as soothing your baby during and after vaccinations, and what to do if they are poorly on the day of their appointment.

Just to reassure you that despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is still recommended that your child receives their vaccines as this protects them against other serious diseases that can still cause them harm.

Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 1: An introduction to childhood immunisations

Parent Tips - Childhood Immunisations 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Download the NHS app Today. Order your prescriptions, Book Appointments and View Your Medical Record Online. Click the link Below

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/

Click here to sign up to our Patient Participation Group today!

Click here to view our GPs Mean Earnings

Have your say by joining our Patient Participation Group whereby we will ask you for your opinion on the surgery and the care you receive as patient feedback is key!

Appointments are now available at our Pelsall Branch to see the midwife on Friday mornings!

We are now encouraging people to use the A&E Symptom Checker triage tool, supporting them to decide if they need to come into A&E or not and get recommendations for treatment:  

https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/ask


If you are aged 70, 78 or 79 please book in for your shingles vaccine!  

If you know somebody or are aged 70, 78 or 79 please book in for your shingles vaccine! The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles and you only need to have it once.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPECTED STROKE PATIENTS IN WALSALL

  

Removal of Stroke Services at Walsall Manor

 

GPs and practice staff are being reminded that there are NO Hyper Acute or Acute Stroke Services at Walsall Manor Hospital.

 

All suspected stroke and stroke mimic cases should be taken to New Cross Hospital, in Wolverhampton by blue light ambulance using the 999 system.

 

Several communication messages about this service change has been sent to practices over the past six months. As you will recall on April 11, 2018 all acute stroke services moved to New Cross, which now deals with all cases from the Walsall area.

 

We have sent out this reminder as a number of TIAs are still being sent to Walsall Manor Hospital – which is not a front line blue light service. These patients should have been sent to New Cross Hospital and not Walsall Manor.

      

Self Care and Over the Counter Medication

Please click on the link below - this will give you information you may require regarding self care and purchasing over the counter medication. 

https://walsallccg.nhs.uk/tv-spotlight-for-walsall-pharmacist-and-ccg-prescribing-adviser/

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