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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Fax: 01922 613554


Address:
Broadway Medical Centre
213 Broadway
Walsall
West Midlands
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COVID-19 – Update 16 March 2020

Anyone with a "new, continuous" cough or high temperature is now advised to self-isolate for seven days.

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

CHANGE TO APPOINTMENTS

Dear Patients of  BROADWAY MEDIAL 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 TELEPHONE. If patients need to be seen in the surgery, an appointment will be arranged.

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
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  • 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.
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  • 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 CAUSED 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 fever, cough, sore throat or breathing problems.