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Vaccination Centre
21st Dec 2021

Walk in Vaccinations

Having your #COVID19 vaccinations has never been easier.

If you haven't already received your first, second or booster vaccines, just visit our Walk-In #COVID19 Sessions this week, run by GPS Healthcare and Solihull Healthcare Partnership, from today (20th December) to Thursday (23rd December), 8.30am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 5pm, at the #Monkspath Vaccination Clinic (B90 4EH), no appointment needed.

Anyone aged 18 and over can receive their first dose, second dose vaccine 8 weeks after their first dose and for the booster vaccine have had a second dose of a vaccine at least 3 months ago*.

A reminder that we continue to have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID-19 when attending Monkspath Vaccination Centre, including regular cleaning of all areas and social distancing - where space is constrained you may be asked to queue outside. Please ensure you wear a face covering when visiting us and any individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or who meet criteria for self-isolation should not attend and continue to follow public health guidance.

#GetProtected #Solihull

Information
20th Dec 2021

New Rules On Sick Notes (MED3)

Please note the changes to MED3s. They are only needed if you are off longer than a 28 day period:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-note

Christmas
16th Dec 2021

Festive Opening Times

Festive Opening Times 🎄
Please take note of the festive opening times for our surgeries
  • 24 December all surgeries will close at 13.30 (1.30pm)
    This is to give our hard working staff a well deserved break. Should you need medical assistance please call the normal surgery number and you will be redirected to the Badger out of hours service
  • BANK HOLIDAYS
    Due to Christmas and new year dates falling on the weekends, the surgeries will be closed on the following dates in line with the substitute bank holidays:
    27th, 28th December & 3rd January
    Please call 111or 999 if you need medical assistance on these days
 
Happy Holidays to all our patients and your families! No matter what you're doing or how you may celebrate, stay safe and well!💚
Covid Vaccine
14th Dec 2021

Monkspath Covid Vaccination Centre - Walk-In Clinic 14th December to 17th December

Following recent Government announcements regarding #COVID-19 booster vaccine, we are now offering Walk-In #COVID-19 booster sessions from today (14th December) until Friday 17th December, 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm, at the #Monkspath Vaccination Centre (B90 4EH), no appointment needed.

Anyone aged over 18 and over, and have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 3 months ago, can receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine.

#GetProtected #Solihull

Services
14th Dec 2021

Our Service during the Booster Roll out

In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout.

As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down temporarily to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible.

We are still there for anyone who may need care for an urgent need, but would ask for patience as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more.

Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:

  • Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.
  • Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes.
  • NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you in to an Urgent Treatment Centre.
  • A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.

If you are now eligible for your COVID-19 booster please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible. Please do not ring the practice regarding your boosters, instead visit https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/ or call 119 to book an appointment or to find a walk-in clinic near you. You can also find out more about who is eligible, how the vaccine is given and other frequently asked questions. If you are a housebound patient, there is a community team which will be coming out to you to vaccinate you, so please do not contact your GP as the team will be making contact with you.

Flu
1st Dec 2021

Final Flu Clinics

Boost your immunity this festive season
Get your flu jab with us and make sure you are protected for winter!
 
We have our LAST nasal flu clinic on Saturday 4th December at Meadowside Family Health Centre
 
We have our LAST 2 adult flu clinics on Saturday 4th December at Meadowside and Sunday 12th December at Park.
 
Give our reception team a call today to book in!
Mask
29th Nov 2021

Masks Are Still Mandatory Within The Practice

We’ve been fortunate the past few weeks around the GPS surgeries as we’ve had no major out breaks of COVID within the sites. This is partly because we’re sticking to wearing masks at our sites. Please help us to help you - if you need to come to the surgery - please wear a mask.

Here to Help
23rd Nov 2021

Staying Well this Winter

Winter can often be a difficult time for people. This year we know it could be even harder so Solihull Council has worked with local voluntary groups to create this information booklet to help you.

Here to Help Booklet - Click Here

Face Covering
18th Oct 2021

You are still Required to wear a face covering

Infection prevention control (IPC) guidelines for the NHS and care settings have remained in place when it comes to face coverings. 😷
Although this may be personal choice in other scenarios, you will still be required to wear one during your visit to our surgeries.
 
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
This is to keep patients and staff safe so we can continue to provide a service of care and keep our staff numbers up to capacity, ensuring reception staff are able to work safely and clinicians are still able to run their clinics. In recent weeks, we've had significant numbers of staff, both clinical and admin need to take time away from the surgeries due to being COVID positive. ⛔️
 
Unless you have proof of exemption you will be asked to wear a face covering. If you have exemption, please bring this with you. We'd like to make you aware that if you refuse to wear a mask, depending on why you are seeing the clinician, they may well defer the appointment or offer to see you in an outside area (more ventilation) 💨
 
The obvious scenario we want to avoid is needing to cancel the appointment due to a patient refusing to wear a mask. Please check the government website for more information. We're really grateful for everyone's help in keeping all of us at GPS safe so we can keep our community safe too 🤝
Blood Pressure
4th Oct 2021

Blood pressure Readings

Share your blood pressure readings with us!!
 
Following the Know your Numbers week we would love you to send your blood pressure readings into the surgery 📩 Especially if you have hypertension or are over 40, but we are keen to hear from everyone with your readings!
 
You can drop off your readings in the letterbox 📮 or to our reception team 🙋🏼‍♀️ or email them over to contact.gps@nhs.net 📧
Please remember to include your Name, DOB and NHS Number (if you know it)
Flu
10th Sep 2021

Flu Jab Season & Covid Boosters

It’s that time of year again, Flu jab season is upon us! 🤧
 
We have been working together with Solihull Healthcare Partnership and this year will be using the Monkspath Vaccination site to help with delivering the jab to our patients.
 Flu Clinics will begin late September and run through October on Weekends to help everyone get protected for winter 
 
(As of 27th Sept) We are also now working through our lists for #COVID boosters and seasonal flu jabs. 💉
The COVID booster will be delivered to the most vulnerable first then moving through the groups as before.
 
Invitations will be sent shortly to all eligible patients, so please make sure your contact details are up to date ☎️ Texts messages will be sent to those with mobile numbers so just follow the link provided. If you do not have a mobile or a smart phone then you will be contacted directly to book. Please do not contact the surgery.
Blood pressure
8th Sep 2021

Know Your Numbers Week

It's Know your Numbers week!! (6th-12th September)
There is a great importance of knowing and monitoring your blood pressure!
6 million people in the UK have high blood pressure and don’t know it, which can have big impacts of your health.
We have blood pressure machines at each of our surgeries which are available for you to use, simply pop in and follow the instructions, ask a member of the team if you need assistance!
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Birmingham and Solihull CCG have compiled some helpful resources and information about blood pressure and how it an impact your heart health ❤️
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What can you do to help lower your blood pressure?
 
🍎 Eat more fruit and vegetables
🧂 Eat less salt
🍺 Only drink alcohol in moderation
👍 Lose weight if you need to
🤸‍♀️ Be active
🚬 Stop smoking
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This is supplemented by the Blood Pressure @home programme, which has allocated a number of home blood pressure monitors to CCGs to help support patients to monitor their blood pressure at home. If you’d like to understand what is happening in your area, please go to our FutureNHS workspace (login required) to find your local contacts. 
 
Every Mind Matters
4th Aug 2021

Every Mind Matters

It's Time to Talk Day and a good time to ask yourself how you've been feeling lately.
Check in with the #EveryMindMatters Mind Plan Quiz to get your free NHS mental health plan: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/
4th Aug 2021

If I die, it will be your fault

Please be aware of how your words and action affect others. In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Please see tha campaign here

Active
4th Aug 2021

Keep Kids Active This Summer

Want to keep the kids active this summer holiday?
Change4Life have some brilliant SHAKE UP videos and games featuring their favourite Disney stars from...
Frozen, Toy Story, Marvel & Many more!!