Hot Weather Alert (4th September to 10th September 2023)

Temperatures are increasing this week! 

A yellow heat-health alert has been issued for the West Midlands via the Met Office. 

Here are some top tips from nurse Liz to help you stay safe in the sun and reduce your risk of getting sunburnt:

Macmillan Cake Sale – Monday 4th September 2023

Join us today at the surgery for our Macmillan cake sale!

Please feel free to visit the surgery for our lovely selection of cakes, and for information and support.

Available all day today, until closing time at 6:30pm

Drop-in Breastfeeding Peer Support Group

Come along to the East Family Hub to celebrate national breastfeeding week, there will be a peer support group where families can come along for a coffee and chat with other parents/carers and to have a look what’s on offer in your area.

This is your opportunity to have your say on what support and advice is needed around infant feeding in Walsall.

To keep up to date with whats going on by following the Facebook Page or email [email protected]

📆 Date:
Tuesday 19th September 2023

🕓 Time:
01:00pm to 02:30pm

📍 Location:
East Locality Hub, 13 Silver Court, Brownhills, WS8 6HA

Alcohol Awareness Week

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Join Recovery Near You and City of Wolverhampton Council for:

  • Alcohol treatment service advice
  • Free liver scan
  • Live entertainment
  • Face painting
  • Health & wellbeing advice
  • Food stalls
  • Mocktails

Saturday 8th July, 12pm – 6pm
Queen Square

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Further events 3rd – 9th July

Drop by for further information, support, activities and advice including health assessments, please see a list of events and locations to get involved.

Wolverhampton Substance Misuse Service (

Heat Health Alert

A heat health alert has been issued for the West Midlands.

Look out for vulnerable family, friends and neighbours.
Make sure they are aware of how they can keep cool and hydrated.

In this hot weather, if you or others feel unwell, get dizzy, weak or have intense thirst, rehydrate and cool down your body.

Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather – GOV.UK (

Emergency Alerts

The new Emergency Alerts service is now live. The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone if their lives are at risk in an emergency. The service will be used to warn you about life-threatening emergencies such as severe flooding.

Emergency Alerts are messages sent to all compatible 4G and 5G mobile phones when there’s a danger to your life, health or property in the area you’re located. They don’t need your phone number or track your location. Only the Government and the emergency services can send them. You’ll be able to check that an alert is genuine at Emergency Alerts will be just one of the ways the Government communicates with the public about emergency situations. So if you don’t have a mobile phone, don’t worry – you’ll still be made aware through the media and local emergency services.

An Emergency Alert looks and sounds very different to other types of messages such as SMS ‘text messages’. You’ll know if you get an Emergency Alert because you’ll hear a loud siren-like sound and your phone will use a distinct vibration. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and what you need to do. Depending on your phone’s features, the alert will work with screen magnification and may read the message out for you having also overridden volume settings. The unique noise emitted by the phone should also be audible for those who use a hearing aid.

Opt out

You can opt out of an Emergency Alert, however, we strongly recommend that people do not opt out of the service, as it is intended to warn you when lives are in danger. If you’d like to opt out search your settings for ‘emergency alerts’ and turn off Emergency alerts. If this does not work, please contact your device manufacturer. For further advice go to In the future you may receive an alert on your phone, if you do, please read the alert carefully and follow the instructions. Please remember their look and feel in case you receive one again. To find out more about how it works, watch our video at

A heartfelt message to all of our patients

Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in unacceptable behaviour from our patients which will ultimately result in driving staff away from the practice and will only make the services we provide harder to deliver.

All our staff are doing their very best in difficult circumstances and have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

To the majority of our patients who continue to be understanding, we thank you for your kindness and appreciate your tolerance.

Demand for appointments has become significantly greater than capacity and whichever way we manage our appointments, there is simply not enough to be able to see everyone when they want it.

We appreciate your frustrations of not being able to get through on the phone and having to wait longer for an appointment, or not being able to be seen on the day that you want.

We are all on the same side and all want to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients when needed.

Everyone has the right to be safe at work and we want to reiterate in the strongest possible terms that violence and aggression towards our staff will not be tolerated. Staff facing abuse will always have the surgery’s full support

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Walsall Holiday Activity & Food Programme 2023

What’s on offer?

A free and exciting holiday programme for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals. The programme is running over Easter, Summer and Christmas 2023.

Take part in:

  • Holiday Clubs
  • Multi sports activities
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Drama
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Graphic design
  • Gaming
  • and much more…

How to register and book for the 2023 programme?

Each eligible child will be sent a letter with a unique code on, if you are eligible and haven’t received one send an email to [email protected].

To register for the programme you can visit the website
or call the Holiday Activities helpline on 01922 653899

Once you have registered your child you will be able to book them onto activities.

Cold Weather Alert (6/3/23 → 9/3/23)

The Met Office has issued a warning of cold weather over the coming days.

Make sure you know how to stay warm and well.

For helpful advice, visit:

If you have a long-term health condition cold weather can make it worse.  

If you start to feel unwell you should: 

  • Speak to your local pharmacist 
  • Contact NHS 111 

The sooner you get advice, the sooner you are likely to get better. 

UK weather warnings – Met Office

Bye Bye UTI

Think you have a Urinary Tract Infection?

No need to book an appointment with your GP.

Your local pharmacy can now provide immediate advice & treatment for a UTI for women aged 16-64 – with no appointment required.

1 in 2 women experience a Urinary Tract Infection in their lifetime  

If you have a:   

  • burning sensation when weeing
  • need to wee urgently or frequently
  • have cloudy wee or there’s not much coming out

Speak to your pharmacist today and say #ByeByeUTI

Available at participating pharmacies only: Bye Bye UTI :: Black Country ICB

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) – NHS (