Blackwood Health Centre

Blackwood Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3PL Tel: 0121 353 7558

Telephoning the surgery

The surgery can be contacted by telephoning 01213537558, except for the times below: Telephone cover for the surgery is provided by Waldoc on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am-9am, midday-2pm, and on Thursday afternoons 1pm-6:30pm each week & on the first Wednesday afternoon 1pm-6:30pm of each month. During these times, please call Waldoc on 01922 501999. Call 111 for assistance between 6:30pm and 8am, at weekends or bank holidays.

Surgery Opening Times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30 (Please see above - telephoning the surgery)
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30 (Please see above, telephoning the surgery)
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30 (Please see above, telephoning the surgery)
Thursday 08:00-18:30 (Please see above, telephoning the surgery)
Friday 08:00 - 18:30 (Please see above, telephoning the surgery)
Saturday Closed (call 111 for assistance)
Sunday Closed (call 111 for assistance)

Extended Hours and Extra appointments in evenings and weekends

Extra GP appointments in the evening, weekends and on Bank Holidays are available for our patients at four Hubs based at Portland Medical Practice in Aldridge, Darlaston Health Centre in Darlaston, Pinfold Health Centre in Bloxwich, Broadway Medical Practice in Broadway. The appointments are available between: 6.30pm – 9pm weekdays, 10am – 3pm weekends (excluding Darlastion Health Centre & Portland Medical Practice), and 11am – 1.30pm Bank Holidays. You must book an appointment if you wish to access an extra GP appointment, by ringing 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. Extended Access - We offer appointments from 7am - 8am every Wednesday morning. These appointments are currently held at Portland Medical practice, please call 0121 353 7558 to book into one of these pre-bookable slots



Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)


Due to the coronovirus, with immediate effect, all patients requesting appointments will be asked to send an electronic consultation (click on link at top left of this page to send such a consultation) if they can and their problem can wait to be answered by the end of the next working day. If the problem is more urgent, or you cannot access the internet then you will be asked to speak to a doctor on the phone initially. If you wish to book an appointment, please DO NOT queue at the surgery but ring the surgery on 0121 353 7558. Online booking of appointments with the doctor has also been suspended during the Coronovirus pandemic.


If you have a booked appointment at the surgery, or one is booked for you after you speak to a member of staff on the phone, or you need to collect or drop off something at the surgery, then go around to the back of the building to the car park. There is a video doorbell at the side of the black door - ring this and wait to be answered before attempting to enter the building.


The NHS in Walsall and Birmingham and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.


The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.


The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:


Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:


** a high temperature

** a new continuous cough

   Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.


Any members of your household will need to self-isolate for 14 days. The reason this is longer than your isolation is that they may take this long to catch the disease from you and then to cease to be infectious themselves.



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


Welcome to Blackwood Health Centre

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.

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

If you need additional information our receptionists will be only too happy to help you. Our aim is to provide a high standard of care in a friendly and efficient manner. We hope to achieve this aim by working together as a team of health care professionals together with you the patients.

The team is headed by Dr Andrew Thornett, the named accountable General Practitioner for all patients at Blackwood Health Centre, supported by a team of doctors, nurses, health care assistants, midwife, community psychiatric nurse, and our practice manager and administrative team. We also have a doctor from the Walsall general practice vocational training scheme. This doctor is a highly qualified and experienced doctor, who is now training to become a general practitioner, after previously working in the hospital environment.

The practice also has an active Patient Representative Group that meets regularly at the practice to discuss items relating to the running of the practice and organise health related events (see "Patient Group" for more details). Please click on the PRG page for more information and dates, and to view annual reports from the patient representative group direct enhanced service.

The practice is currently accepting new patient registrations.


Coronavirus (COVID- 19)- Help protect yourself & others from coronavirus. Find out more about the symptoms, how to prevent spread & advice for travellers. Learn more at these sites


If you need help outside normal opening hours call 111