St. John's Medical Centre

High Street, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS9 9LP

Corona Virus Advice

 

URGENT MESSAGE RE. COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): CHANGE TO APPOINTMENTS & ADVICE

CHANGE TO APPOINTMENTS

Dear Patients of St Johns Medical Centre

In view of the increased concern with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) we will be changing our appointment booking systems with immediate effect. This is to ensure we reduce the risk of transmission and maintain a safe environment for all patients and staff associated with the practices.

We are now moving to a telephone first system for those requesting an ‘on the day appointment’. Patients will be triaged by a clinician BY TELPHONE. If patients need to be seen in the practice, an appointment will be arranged. This may not be at your usual practice, but the clinician who sees you will have full access to you electronic patient record.

If you wish to make a routine appointment for a matter unrelated to Coronavirus

  • PLEASE REFRAIN FROM GOING TO YOUR GP PRACTICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IN PERSON
  • DO contact the GP Surgery via telephone. Please tell the reception teams whether you would like a telephone consultation, video consultation or a face-to-face consultation. The teams will be asking patients a set of questions prior to making appointments to ensure patients are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional or service.
  • DO complete an eConsult if you need same day advice from a GP (if your practice offers this)
  • FOR TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS there is now an option to book these online. Please contact the reception teams for information how to register for online booking if you do not already have this.
  • FOR FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATIONS, due to the need to answer questions prior to making an appointment, online booking has been suspended for the time being.
  • FOR ONLINE ACCESS TO HEALTH RECORDS AND ONLINE PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS, there is no change from previously. Please contact the reception teams for information how to register for online access if you do not already have this.   

Finally, please ensure your Practice has up to date contact details for you, including mobile telephone numbers where available, for clinical staff and reception teams to be able to contact you urgently if needed.

We understand that this may cause you some difficulties and thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM SYMPTOMS THAT MAY BE CASUED BY COVID-19

If you have arrived back to the UK from an affected area, kindly follow the specific advice for returning travellers. Public Health England’s information regarding affected areas and health care guidance changes daily and can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#returning-traveller

If you have visited an affected area in the past 14 days or have been in contact with someone infected with Coronavirus or you think you may have Coronavirus or if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or breathing problems.:

  • DO NOT GO TO YOUR PRACTICE OR, COMMUNITY PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL

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We have a Macmillan coffee event Wednesday 2nd October, 2019 from 1.00  pm with raffle, coffee and cake …. and tea, if preferred.  We look forward to seeing you.

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Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccination appointments are still  available to book, if you are over 65, or have a Chronic Disease or are a Carer, please see Reception and book your appointment if you haven’t already done so. 

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Extra GP appointments Evening and Weekends

From December 23rd 2017 urgent evening and weekend appointments will be available at either Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Health Centre or Broadway Medical Practice during the following times

Weekday evenings: 6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm (Excluding Darlaston Health Centre and Portland Road Practice )

Bank Holidays: between 11am and 1:30pm.

Patients will only be seen if they have booked an appointment by Calling 01922 501999 to book the appointment or visit www.walsallccg.nhs.uk for more information.

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Patient Focus Group Handout

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Minor eye problems

Local Opticians are now offering a Minor Eye Conditions Service, If you have a recent eye problem such as – Sore eyes, Red eyes, Dry eyes, irritation or inflammation of the eye, recently occurring flashes or floaters, ingrowing eyelashes, sudden loss of vision or foreign body in the eye,  You can now make an appointment with a local optician. Please ring the optician first to make an appointment with them, if the optician you ring cannot make you an appointment they should be able to give you a number of an optician that can help you. Some of the Participating Opticians tel numbers are below:-

  1. Boots Opticians Brownhills     01543 372696
  2. Boots Opticians Bloxwich        01922 475388
  3. Martin Wheeler Pelsall            01922 683080
  4. P&J Hamer         Aldridge        01922 455664
  5. Specsavers          Brownhills    01543 363790
  6. Specsavers          Bloxwich      01922 400366
  7. Specsavers          Walsall         01922 633390
  8. Scrivens Opticians Aldridge     01922 452305
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Holiday Travel Important information

Please be advised that we are unable to accept requests for travel vaccinations and advice less than 6 weeks prior to travel.

If you have a late booking or require short notice immunisations or advice for your destination please contact your local travel immunisation clinic on line such  as :

Masta            – 0121 507 8290

Superdrug       – 03 333 111 007

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Appointments Changing 22nd February

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Fees for private services

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PPG Report 2015

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