Welcome to Blackwood Health Centre in Streetly
We are a medium sized, long established practice that covers, Streetly, Little Aston, Hardwick and Hill Hook areas, as well as parts of Aldridge, Kingstanding, Pheasey, Questlett and New Oscott (see Practice Boundary Map). There has been a surgery on Blackwood Road for over 40 years. The current surgery is situated next to the library on Blackwood Road.
Urgent update on Blackwood Health Centre – Dr Thornett is no longer leaving us and the surgery will remain open!We are pleased to announce that three new GP Partners have joined Blackwood Health Centre to continue providing services to patients from our practice. Organising healthcare services has become a lot more complicated in recent years and surgeries benefit from being part of a larger team. Dr Thornett will stop running the practice from 31 July 2021, but will continue to work as a general medical practitioner at Blackwood Health Centre. We hope patients will join our practice team in thanking him for all his support during the 15 years he ran this practice as a single-handed general practitioner. We are delighted to welcome our new GP partners: Dr Jawahir Ratilal Naik, Dr Gurpreet Kaur Khaira and Dr Anne Lewis. They are experienced GPs who already have a practice called The Oaks Medical Centre, located in Great Barr, with a branch surgery in Streetly. We are aware that there had been rumours that the practice might close, so we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our patients that this is not the case. Blackwood Health Centre will continue providing the same services to local people under our new Partners, at the standards you have come to expect.
Telephoning the surgery
Extended Hours and Extra appointments in evenings and weekends
Surgery Opening Times
Coronavirus Vaccinations - Update
Community conoravirus Covid-19 vaccinations in the East 2 part of Walsall are at Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Rd, Walsall Wood, Walsall WS9 9BH. The surgery will ring eligible patients according to book them into these appointments. There are no vaccinations being given out at the surgery. Patients will are identified as housebound will be offered a home visit for Covid 19 vaccine - but this is only for identified housebound patients. There is are also vaccinations available at Millenium Point in Birmingham and via various hospitals which are offered to some patients directly by those institutions. Patients can decide to decline those offers and wait your turn for the local service.
Coronovirus – changes to way appointments booked
If you wish to book an appointment, please DO NOT queue at the surgery but ring the surgery on 0121 353 7558.
Access to the surgery is now via the black door at the rear of the building (car park) rather than through the front. Ring the doorbell and wait to be answered, before attempting to enter the building.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
** you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
** your condition gets worse
** your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
** Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
** Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
** Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
** Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
More information can be found on the NHS website below:
Help protect yourself & others from coronavirus. Find out more about the symptoms, how to prevent spread & advice for travellers. Learn more at these sites http://nhs.uk/coronavirus
How to find your NHS number
You can find your NHS number by clicking on this link and filling in the form online.
Help for potentially serious conditions is available nowDuring the Covid pandemic lockdown period, far fewer than normal propel contacted their doctor with symptoms of cancer, heart attack or stroke. If you are suffering from any such symptoms please do contact your doctor to obtain advice. The NHS is still seeing patients with these conditions and it is important that there is no delay in investigation and treatment.
Blackwood Health Centre
34 Blackwood Rd
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