Useful Links

Have you thought about getting started on the NHS weight loss plan this year?

Young or old, could you benefit from losing a few pounds?
If yes, why not try the new NHS weight loss program a try.

Click here for full details.

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Age UK Walsall, there to help you, when you need help.


A New service to supports older people.

Silver-Line is a free telephone support service for older people who are lonely, looking for someone you can talk too, or in need of advice.
Call 0800 4 70 80 90 and talk to them

Please click the link below for full details

Click Here

You can also make a difference for someone, by volunteering with the service. Call 0800 4 70 80 90 and let them know you are interested.

For more details download the attached leaflet here or click the Silver-Line website link above.

Click here to download a copy of Silver-Line poster.

CQC GP Inspections

In the news recently we have heard or read about the CQC inspection of GP practices. You can read their reports by clicking the link below and entering area or post code of interest in the search box currently showing “Streetly, United Kingdom”. If you read down the webpage you will see the GP practices close to the area/post code you have entered. Where a practice has not yet been inspected you will see “We have not inspected this service yet” just below the practice name. If you click the box marked “Full Details” you can see more information about the practice and where the practice has been inspected a link to download the inspection report. Currently very few practices have been inspected (December 2013)


Get the Best From Your GP Appointment

How can you get the best service from your GP appointment, click on the line below to download and read the check list. The list was originally published by the “Which Magazine”.

Get the Best From Your GP Appointment

Know Your Rights

In April 2013 patients rights changed, if you would like to know more about this, read the documents below.
The 2013-14-Choice-Framework outlines your rights from April 2013. In the government’s vision for the NHS, the Choice Frameworks tries to make the slogan “No decision about me, without me”, becomes a reality.

2013-14 Choice Framework (PDF)

The framework allows you to choose both NHS Hospitals and private clinics that have a contract with the NHS to provide the service you need. Normally the private clinics can provide a quicker access to services, but please speak to your GP, as not all clinics can provide the full range of services you might need. The nearest private clinic to Blackwood offering NHS treatments is the Spire Little Aston Hospital.

NHS Choices 

Patient UK 

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes the various conditions that can affect children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be obtained.

Childhood illness slideshow

Another useful source of information on child health is from “When Should I Worry”? You can download their free booklet at PDF of the booklet

Children – Fevers, please click the links below for more information:

BUPA – Fever in Children

NHS Choices – What is a fever (high temperature) in children

Head Lice, please click the links below for more information:

BUPA – Head Lice

NHS Choices – Head Lice

Nosebleeds, please click the links below for more information:

St Johns Ambulance – Nosebleeds

NHS Choices – Nosebleeds

Vaccines for Children, please click the link below for more information:

NHS Choices – Vaccines for Kids

Adults Health

NHS Choices – Chest Pain

Women’s Health

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

Breast Cancer

HPV Vaccination For girls 12 – 13

Men’s Health

Five health symptoms men should not ignore

 Other useful links

Healthwatch Walsall


Walsall NHS logo


National Association For Patient Participation Groups

Yellowcard. Helping to make medicines safer

Help make medicines safer

 European Health Insurance Card

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)       

What A Waste

  Help Cut Medicine Wastage

               Quality health Info for the West Midlands public                                nhsevidencedmall

Useful health info for the West Midlands public              National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      Expert Patient Programme (EPP)

  Expert Patient Programme (EPP) 

  My NHS Walsall

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