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GPS Healthcare198 Tanworth LaneShirleySolihullWest Midlands, B90 4DDTel: 01217962777
An update on some important measures we are taking across GPS to protect services
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a decision made by the Birmingham and Solihull CCG, we regret that we are no longer able to provide EAR IRRIGATION services to our patients. Currently we are awaiting more instruction and will provide the new location of the service when they are provided.
Due to a national shortage of cervical smear pots, waiting list are in operation at each of our surgeries for Smear testing. This is to ensure everyone is seen with minimal waiting time when we have the pots in stock.
If you have received your reminder letter please call our reception team to book an appointment or join the waiting list. This is imperative so you are seen as soon as possible for your cervical smear!
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
We are delighted to announce that we provide our own in house Phlebotomy Service, which you can book via the reception team.
Below are the available times for our surgeries.
Please remember to bring your blood form to your appointment.
When you have your test you will be told how long it will take before the results are returned to the practice.
If results are "normal" you will be notified by text message. In any other case or where SMS messaging is not available, to obtain your results please telephone the surgery on 0121 796 2777 after 2:00pm. Please be prepared to identify yourself, saying what the test was and when it was carried out.
We cannot always give full results over the phone. If the result requires further discussion, we will offer you an appointment. Due to our confidentiality and data protection policies, we will only give results to the person who has had the test.
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If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
*Please note not all of our sites provide certain travel vaccines. Please ask at reception and you may be directed to book at an alternate site.
Please note that our nurses do sometimes get booked up, so please allow 4 weeks to get a convenient nurse appointment. Some courses of vaccinations take two or three months to complete so please take this into consideration when planning your journey. Vaccinations attracting a fee will only be given if paid for in advance, so please bring either cash or a cheque book with you to your appointment.
Please click here to see our Vaccination fee list
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
What vaccinations may I need? or Advice for travellers.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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The increasing number of cases of Coronavirus in the UK is placing new and increasing challenges on our practice. Our primary concern at this time remains keeping our patients and our staff as safe as possible. For that reason, we are putting in place some pre-emptive contingencies to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus.
Please do use the 111 online symptom-checker if you are concerned about Coronavirus and do not come down to any of our surgeries. We ask for your cooperation in answering the reception teams' questions about your problem or health query so that they can help you in the most timely and appropriate way.
We are moving to a fully on the day, telephone-first system for all GP appointments, whereby a Clinician will call you and either your problem will be managed on the phone or a same day face to face appointment will be arranged. It will not be possible to book a face to face appointment for a later date and we have suspended online booking for the time being. For prescription requests and dropping in letters, please use the boxes provided at the doors to the surgery buildings. When dropping in a prescription, please write your usual Pharmacy on your request and your medication will be available for collection directly from them within 72 hours (we will send your prescription to them so that you do not need to collect it). We are trying to limit the number of people entering the surgery in order to try to protect you and your families and our team, so that we can continue to provide high standards of patient care.
We would like to reassure you that we are continually refining our plans for this outbreak and are working hard to minimise the impact on our services. We thank you for your understanding and help.
Macmillan have compiled some resources to support those living with cancer, the below PDF contains emergency grant fund information, impact on your work, Telephone buddies, wellbeing coaches and more!
Macmillan resources and services to help you during the Coronavirus pandemic
Solihull Council, in partnership with Carers Trust Solihull, have set up an emergency fund to support family carers struggling during the Covid-19 crisis.
The fund, which is being administered by the Carers Trust Solihull, is for unpaid/family carers who are at the point of crisis and need help with essentials when no other solutions are available. The fund will be capped at £250 per carer and may also be accessed by young carers supporting family members who require items such as learning resources or access to internet-based support groups.
CLICK HERE to find out more and apply
Tap on this link to find out how
We are living in challenging times. Every one of us is facing new situations at work and home that can leave us feeling at best unsettled and at worst anxious and upset. It is ok to have these feelings and often they will pass off quickly but it is important to have some resources to hand that you can turn to if they start to feel overwhelming.
Simple Things Matter
Looking after ourselves physically can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing.
CALM app — available through the app store this resource offers short guided meditations as well as sleep and relaxation aids
HEADSPACE app — similar content to the above
NHS Stress and Anxiety Companion – free to download and helpful for mild to moderate stress and anxiety through cognitive behavioural techniques including breathing exercises, relaxing music and games. It helps you identify triggers for anxiety and transform negative thoughts into positive ones.
Have a look at the NHS Five ways to Wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/or NHS Top Tips to improve your mental wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/top-tips-to-improve-your-mental-wellbeing/for more ideas on how to look after your mental health during this time
Information for parents prior to childhood vaccinations