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Recommended communication from BSol CCG re Covid Booster increased Roll Out


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.


Appointments

You can now book some routine appointments online for our doctors and ANPs (Advanced Nurse Practitioners) by clicking on the above link.

These are all telephone appointments for triage purposes where less serious issues can be dealt with fully ( give advice, issue prescriptions - not repeat requests , etc) or a clinician can decide that a 'face to face' appointment is required and arrange this for you. 

(We will endeavour to contact you as near possible to your appointment time, but this is not guaranteed, but please make sure you record the number you wish to be contacted on.)

Details of session times are given below:

circled_dayNurses / HCA  surgeries run throughout the morning and early evening.  Patients are seen by appointment and you can book up to 3 weeks in advance.

We do hold back some slots for urgent on the day appointments. Please only ask for an urgent appointment when you have a problem that really cannot wait.

Extended Hours

Appointments out of core surgery hours are available at the North Solihull Consortium Hub at Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre, Crabtree Drive, Chelmsley Wood. Appointments can be booked via your own practice ( this is not a walk in / emergency facility) weekday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings. This has been temporarily suspended while we are delivering the Covid 19 vaccines.

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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