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.

Another successful year for the PRG

Blackwood Health Centre is a friendly family practice with a very active Patient Representative Group (PRG) and as a group we have played a major role in improving health services in Streetly and beyond.

The PRG has been heavily involved in the development of the surgery team and services this year.

In the past the group have run several educational health events and funded the purchase of useful additional equipment for the surgery. Recently the PRG have purchased a new electronic healthcare monitor for the waiting room and before that a vaccine fridge, trolleys and blood pressure machines for use in the surgery, as well as three doctors’ couches. We have also assisted the Health Centre to acquire an Audiology Clinic and a Warfarin Monitoring Clinic. We have also represented Streetly on regional groups, set up and ran a local walking group and a local dementia support group. We also assist with the annual practice surveys which included a patient survey.

The PRG group would like to thank most sincerely everyone who has so kindly donated to all our fund raising events including Dr Thornett who generously gave the donations from a wide variety of runs to the PRG funds. Our thanks also to The SCAN Magazine for their help in highlighting to a wider public our activities and achievement

New members are most welcome to join our group. Our meeting are held every 6 weeks – come and join us and have your say in helping the practice, its patients and the community.


Electronic Couch

Dr Thornett (pictured) expressed his thanks on behalf of the Practice to the PRG for providing the electronic couch which will help everyone young and old, and for all their activities and involvement in the practice.

PRG Contact:

Jenny Haswell 0121 353 5681 or email [email protected]

Self Care For Life – Be Healthy This Winter


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


The Blackwood Representative Group have raised £1700 to purchase a new electronic couch for the surgery

Electronic Couch

The new electronic couch, donated to the Blackwood Health Centre by the Blackwood Patients Representative Group.

Showing Dr Thornett and the new couch – July 2014.









Andy’s Runs

Shenstone Run 2013     Birmingham Run 2013     

      SHENSTONE RUN 2013                       BIRMINGHAM RUN 2013


Lichfield Run 2014        Shenstone Run 2014 v2

        LICHFIELD RUN 2014                               SHENSTONE RUN 2014

Blackwood Representative Group Fund Raising

The Blackwood Representative Group is raising £1700 to purchase a second new electronic couch for the surgery.

The PRG group would like to thank Dr Thornett most sincerely for donating the funds raised from his runs to the PRG Electronic Couch Fund which now stands at £1000 our target is £1,700.00. Many thanks also to everyone who have so generously sponsored Dr Thornett, your donations are very much appreciated.

 Electronic Couch Fund

Direct Enhanced Service For Patient Participation Annual Report

The Blackwood Health Centre has worked with the Patient Representative Group in this last year to explore how we can together improve services for patients. The attached report summarizes the result of the work.

PRG DES Report 26th Jan 2014

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


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 :

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!

Blackwood Patients Representative Group

If you are interested, but cannot attend or if you would like more information regarding the PRG, please contact Jenny Haswell (the Chair person) on 0121-353-5681.

The PRG are particularly interested in hearing from teenagers, young married couples and members of minority groups.. For the PRG to function correctly we need to have your input on a regular basis. If you would like to join, but cannot get to the meetings, please email us at [email protected] and join our virtual group, see the home page for more details.