SURGERY MASK MANDATE
Please be aware that you must still wear a mask (or face covering) and respect social distancing measures when you enter the surgery building, even after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed on 19th July.
As advised by NHS England, this guidance applies to all healthcare settings until further notice.
Thank you for your cooperation.
COVID VACCINATION STATUS
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status
GP APPOINTMENTS: We will continue operating a Telephone First triage system - this means our GPs will consult with you over the telephone and if you require a face to face consultation the GP will book this for you - please contact us during normal opening hours to arrange an appointment, or check Online Services to book online. The GP will try to contact you twice, leaving at least 20 minutes in between each attempt. If you miss both calls unfortunately you will need to re-book.
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Most nurse appointments, including smear tests, B12 injections, baby immunisation clinics, midwife clinics and anticoagulant clinics are operating as normal. Minor Ops clinic and Medicals will be slowly re-introduced.
FACE COVERINGS: You will be asked to wear a face mask or face covering (such as a scarf, bandana or visor) to enter the surgery building.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment time so that patients can keep a safe distance from each other in waiting rooms.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS: For any orders please include a nominated pharmacy as this allows us to send your prescription electronically so you can collect it directly from the pharmacy. Please order by logging into Online Services or email us where possible, or alternatively you put an order slip into the black post box outside our front doors. Please note we do not accept requests over the telephone. Normal processing times apply (72 hours).
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: If you have coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate for 10 days. If you live with someone who has coronavirus symptoms, the household must self-isolate for 14 days. Please follow this link for advice.
COVID-19 TESTING: If you feel you have coronavirus symptoms, you can get tested by calling 119 or following this link for instructions.
COVID-19 SICK NOTES: Self-isolation notes can be obtained directly from the NHS via this link.
Please do not attend surgery or any other medical establishments if you have any flu-like symptoms.
111 online coronavirus service
NHS.UK latest advice
GOV.UK latest information
Patient Participation Group
The PPG is a patient-run group that meets every two months to discuss patient services, practice suggestions, promote health education and participate in fundraisers. The main objective of the PPG is to enhance communication between the patient population and Warley Medical Centre doctors and staff.
Click here to read more about the PPG, or register your interest by completing a form at reception.
PPG meetings are currently postponed - a new date will be advertised when it is safe to do so.
New Primary Care Network
Due to operational issues, we have made the decision to change our Primary Care Network to Newcomen PCN.
We have had a long history of working with practices in the Newcomen PCN and we are already using the extended hours services utilised by Newcomen PCN practices at the Portway Centre.
We have parted ways with Oldbury and Langley PCN on good terms and hope to work with those practices again in the future.
We look forward to our future dealings with Newcomen PCN, which is lead by Dr Raymond Sullivan as Clinical Director.
The NHS Friends and Family Test
How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family?
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients and visitors who have completed a Friends and Family feedback card this month.
A full history of results can be found here.