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Changes to Over the Counter Medications
Prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medication may no longer be available from your GP in Walsall. Here a\re a few examples. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, head lice treatments, indigestion remedies, travel sickness tablets etc.
Please see the below link for further information
Telephone access and staff training
Telephone lines open 9-12am and 2-6:30pm every day. The surgery is still open to patients for face to face enquiries until 1pm. Emergency telephone access numbers 24 hours are available on home page of this website www.blackwoodhealthcentre.com
The first Wednesday of every month the Surgery will close at 1pm, this is for staff meeting and training. For appointments or home visits please call OurNet (see front page of website for telephone number www.blackwoodhealthcentre.com)
Patient Access (Online Services)
Did you know that you can now register for online services at Blackwood Health Centre? Ask at reception for more details on how to register!
The online access includes being able to do the following online (you can choose which parts you want when you register):
Accessing your lab test results (only filed results will appear online)
Consultations (coded aspects – not free text at present time)
Patient Representative Group meetings
Blackwood Anticoagulation Services
Do you take warfarin to thin your blood? If so, did you know that there is clinic available at Blackwood Health Centre for taking your INR bood tests? This is provided by Sandwell Hospital and further details about this service can be obtained from surgery reception.
Blackwood Representative Group Fund Raising
The Blackwood Representative Group is raising £1700 to purchase a second new electronic couch for the surgery.
New Telephone Numbers.NHS Service
NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. Calls are free from landline and mobile phones.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
- you think you might need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
999: Emergency Service
Call 999 only for immediate life threatening emergencies.
A medical emergency, crime or incident occurring now
101: Police Service
Can be used to contact the police help desk.
To report none emergency crimes .
To speak to the police about a general enquiry.
To contact the police when the call is less urgent than a 999 type call.
Blackwood Health Centre is now a Training Practice
This practice has been accredited as a GP Training Practice and a GP registrar has joined the practice team. This is a qualified doctor who is currently training to be a specialist in General Practice.