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URGENT NEWS ABOUT BLOOD TESTS

There is a national shortage of blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider.

We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.

We will:

• Review all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed
• Advise you if we feel that you urgently require having blood taken to assist your treatment
• Add your name to a waiting list to rearrange your blood test
• Advise you when the situation changes

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.
This is something that is completely out of our control.

What to do when we are closed

IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED PATIENT AND REQUIRE URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WHICH CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE SURGERY RE-OPENS, PLEASE TELEPHONE 0121 203 9999 & CHOOSE OPTION 2 & YOU  WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO OUR OUT OF HOURS PROVIDER.

THE SURGERY REMAINS OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 08.00 - 18.30, FOR BOOKED TELEPHONE/VIDEO CONSULTATIONS/FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATIONS. THERE ARE SOME LIMITED APPOINTMENTS (TELEPHONE/VIDEO CONSULTATIONS ) AVAILABLE BETWEEN 18.30 - 20.00 WHICH NEED TO BE BOOKED BY THE SURGERY.

Alternative services:

Improved Access Scheme Urban Health Primary Care Network is launching the IAS (Improved Access Scheme) to extend the hours available to patients to be seen by a GP for its member practices. As Halcyon Medical is a member of Urban Health, patients will be able to book to see a GP for the following extended hours: Monday to Friday: 18:30 – 20:00 (6:30pm till 8pm) Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 (9am till 1pm) Your local Hub is Broadway Health Centre Group Practice, Cope Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B18 7BA.  To book please call the Surgery, Tel. No. 0121 203 9999.

NHS 111:  Call 111 for confidential healthcare advice 24 hours a day. 

Urgent Care Centre:  The nearest Urgent Care Centre is Summerfield Urgent Care Centre, 134 Heath Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL, tel. 0121 389 1100.

Accident & Emergency Departments:  HOSPITAL A&E DEPARTMENTS ARE FOR SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES NOT MINOR INJURIES OR HEALTH PROBLEMS.  The nearest hospital is City Hospital, Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7QH, tel. 0121 554 3801. 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Where to go for other local services:

Birmingham NHS Walk-in Centre, lower ground floor, Boots the Chemist, 67-69 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7TA, tel. 0121 255 4500.

NHS 111:  Call 111 for confidential healthcare advice 24 hours a day. 

Urgent Care Centre:  The nearest Urgent Care Centre is Summerfield Urgent Care Centre, 134 Heath Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL, tel. 0345 245 0769.

Accident & Emergency Departments:  HOSPITAL A&E DEPARTMENTS ARE FOR SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES NOT MINOR INJURIES OR HEALTH PROBLEMS.  The nearest hospital is City Hospital, Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7QH, tel. 0121 554 3801.

 

  • You must see a doctor at the surgery the first time you need regular medication after you have registered.
  • Patients on regular medication will require prescriptions and, for a safer and speedier service, repeat prescriptions are computerized 
  • Your doctor will have entered onto the computer what medication you are taking, and each time a new prescription is written by the computer a new request form is also generated for you to make your next request
  • You can also order your repeat prescription by following the link on the webpage to the online request form. You will need to carry out the simple, one-off registration first.

Information for Patients Under Hospital Care

Prescriptions

If the specialist prescribes a new medication or changes one that you are on, they should provide you with the first prescription. This may be on a white prescription that can be used in the hospital pharmacy or on a green one that you can take to your normal pharmacy.

Upon notification from the specialist your surgery may automatically add the medication change to your repeat list on the computer. You will then be able to order re-supply without an appointment. However you must telephone your surgery to confirm this or use on-line services if you have registered for them.

 

NOT ALL MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED BY A SPECIALIST ARE SUITABLE FOR BEING PRESCRIBED BY YOUR GP SURGERY.

If you are uncertain what changes the specialist is making please ask them to explain it to you at your next appointment. It saves you having to see your GP to discuss something he or she may only know of from a short letter of explanation.

 
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