Booking Appointments, Ordering Repeat Prescriptions, Book GP appointments and accessing your medical records on-Line or from your mobile device

The service is now available for everyone to use. It is available from your home computer, your tablet computer (Android and Apple) or your smart device (Android and Apple).

To used the service you must first register at reception. They will provide you with full information on the use of the service.

You can access the service by clicking the “Book an Appointment” or the “Order Prescription” link at the top of the practice home page or by using the Android or Apple app on your tablet or smart phone.

If help is needed please contact the Blackwood Health Centre on 0121-353-7558

or Jenny Haswell from the Blackwood PRG by phone on: 0121 353 5681 or at: [email protected]

Please let us know about your experience with the service by emailing Jenny at the above address.

Ebola – Patient Warning

If you have visited Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal or Liberia within the last 21 days and are now experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • General malaise

In line with the National Policy and as a precautionary measure to protect other patients:

Please DO NOT come to the surgery, telephone the surgery and arrangements will be made for you to speak with a doctor to discuss your recent travel history and symptoms.

The doctor will inform what you need to do and make any arrangements that are needed for your care.

If in doubt: RING 111

Self Care For Life – Be Healthy This Winter

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Pharmacy First For Minor Ailments

Are you suffering from one of the following ailments/illnesses?

Athletes Foot Cold Sores
Constipation Coughs, Colds
Cystitis Dermatitis
Diarrhoea Earache / Minor infection
Eye Infection (bacterial) Fever
Hayfever (allergic rhinitis) Head Lice
Headache Indigestion / Reflux
Insect Bites & Stings Mouth Ulcers
Nappy Rash Scabies
Sore Throat Teething
Thread Worm Thrush
Verrucas / Warts

If “Yes” then why not visit your local pharmacy and ask to see the pharmacist and get help immediately.

Find your local pharmacies and their opening times. Click here to check

Enter your post code and the the site will list your local pharmacies and their opening times.

Self Care Fact Sheets

Pharmacy First PowerPoint       Pharmacy First.pdf

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Information For Patients On Changes In The Child Immunisation Programme

5th June 2013

Dr Andrew Thornett

The government has announced a number of changes in the childhood immunisation programme affecting children under the age of five years.  These changes are going to be introduced from the 1st June.  They include the introduction of a new meningitis vaccine and also a new vaccine for rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhoea and tummy cramps and vomiting in young children.  The new programme has now got the meningitis C vaccine at the age of 3 months and also at the age of 12 – 13 months.  That vaccine involves an injection into the child’s thigh.  The rotavirus vaccine will be given orally at 2 months and 3 months.

These two new vaccines will treat important causes of illness in children and will be offered when you bring your child to the surgery for your routine reviews.  Both are very effective.  The rotavirus vaccine will allow us to treat a common cause of illness in children which causes a great deal of distress and many hospital admissions.

If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

Blackwood Health Centre Now Has An Audiology Clinic, run by the Audiology Team from the Manor Hospital, Walsall.

FREE HEARING TESTS, FREE HEARING AIDS, FREE BATTERIES AND FREE REPAIRS.

To make an appointment with the new service please ring:- 01922 721172 Ext: 7628 OR 7612

If you attend any other audiology clinic, you can transfer to the Blackwood Health Centre if this is more convenient for you, please ring the above number.

For more information see : https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/audiology-1.aspx

The Audiology Clinic at Blackwood Health Centre is now up and running.

Steven Hale, Senior Audiologist from the Manor Hospital Walsall opened the doors to the first patient on Friday 7th June 2013 – guess who! Dr Thornett, it was good news, his hearing is excellent!