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FLU CLINIC ON SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER BY APPOINTMENT AGED 65+


RING 373 2211 TO BOOK PLACES AVAILABLE


Dementia Connect  A New  Free Support & Advice Service dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk Or  Tel 0333 150 3456


Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10- 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  Aug 19


Evening and weekend routine appointments available from our hub based at Leyhill Surgery, 228 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UE. Bookings at our reception or 0121 373 2211


Saturday Nursing Appointment Availability Here..... ask at reception

Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - We are offering the Electronic Prescription Service if you want your prescription to go to your preferred pharmacy ask them to nominate you. You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this. If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused. 


Note emails to the practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent.

Home Visits

 Visit recommended

We believe home visiting makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving a medical opinion in cases involving:-

  •          The terminally ill
  •          The truly housebound for whom travel to the surgery by car would cause a deterioration in their medical condition or unacceptable discomfort.

After an initial assessment over the telephone a seriously ill patient may be helped by a GP’s attendance. However the GP may advise the patient, or person with the patient, to ring 999 to receive the appropriate immediate care.

Examples of such situations are:-

  •          Heart attack
  •          Severe shortness of breath
  •          Severe haemorrhage

Visit is not usual

In most of the following cases, to visit would not be an appropriate use of a GP’s time:-

  • Common symptoms of childhood (fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain). These patients are usually well enough to travel by car. It is not necessarily harmful to take a child with a fever outside. These children may not be fit to travel by 'bus or to walk, but car transport may be available from friends, relatives or taxi firms.

  It is not a doctor's responsibility to arrange such transport.

  • Adults with common problems (such as cough, sore throat, influenza, back pain and abdominal pain) are also readily transportable by car to a doctor's premises.
  • Common problems in the elderly (such as mobility problems, joint pain and general malaise) would also best be treated by consultation at a doctor's premises.
 
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