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Please ensure you have ordered your prescriptions in plenty of time before the Christmas and New Year break. 


The PPG Newsletter is out now. Please click here to take you to the PPG page to view it. Copies are also available within the practice.


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Ashfield Surgery

Hello and welcome to our website.  We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times and contact reception.

 

ON-LINE TRIAGE NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK LINK BELOW:

https://www.patientaccess.com/

Latest Announcement 13th December 2021

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.

LATEST VACCINATION NEWS 

UPDATED 13th December 2021

Appointments at the Practice

Please can all patients read and following the below guidance when attending the practice for a face-to-face appointment.

  • Access to the practice will continue to be by intercom only. Patients with Covid-type symptoms should not attend the practice and instead call us for advice.

  • Patients should continue to wear masks when visiting the practice in order to help protect yourself, other patients and our staff. Patients arriving without a mask will be offered one before they enter. Those refusing or who are exempt from wearing one will be asked to remain outside until called in for their appointment by the clinician. 

  • Patients arriving for an appointment can use our waiting rooms, but seating remains limited while we maintain social distancing between patients. If the waiting area is full, you will be asked to wait outside. Only patients wearing a mask will be permitted to use the waiting rooms.

  • To limit the number of patients in our building, patients are asked to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before their allotted appointment time. Patients arriving too early will be asked to wait outside or come back closer to the time.

  • While we continue to increase the number of face-to-face appointments available, these are still only bookable following a telephone call with the GP first. Following your telephone consultation, if a face-to-face appointment is necessary, they will arrange this with you on the phone.

  • Prescriptions will continue to be sent electronically to your nominated Pharmacy. Collection of prescriptions from the surgery will not be available.

We thank you for your continued patience at this time. Our team are working hard to continue to provide you with a safe service and appreciate your cooperation.

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. Everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules. Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected. Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at:

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Travel Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations are temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus travel ban.

We will notify patients when normal vaccination services resume.

For more information visit NHS.UK

Travel vaccinations - Available vaccines - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

 Vaccination Centre

Our local vaccination centre is at the following address:

Sutton Town Hall

Sutton Council House Annexe

Upper Clifton Road

B73 6AB 

 

NOTICE FOR OUR YOUNG PATIENTS & TEENAGERS DURING LOCK DOWN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).  CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR HELP AND ADVICE: https://www.kooth.com/

 

If you suspect that you or someone you have come across may be an adult victim of modern slavery and in need of help, please contact The Salvation Army’s confidential and anonymous referral helpline on 0800 808 3733 – available 365 days a year, 24/7 with interpretation services where needed.

 

Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home via the internet.  You can also save time trying to get through on the phone and view your test results, allergies, adverse reactions and immunisations on-line.


To register forms are available at reception, or download here: On-Line Request Form

 

Your Health in Safe Hands

The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.

Access

There is full disabled access, with free parking including disabled parking spaces at the entrance to our car park. There are disabled toilet facilities located on the ground floor and a lift to GP consulting rooms, treatment room and minor surgery suite on the first floor.

Access Information Standard

If you require information in a different format, BSL, Interpreter or other communication support, please let the receptionist know.  Click here for information poster:  AIS Poster
Click here to download a patient request form:  AIS Patient Request Form

 

Chaperone

If you require a chaperone during your consultation, please inform reception when booking your appointment.  We will make every endeavor to arrange an appointment to suit you, but please bear in mind this requires co-ordination with a member of the nursing team to be present.

Chaperone Poster

 

Convenience

The practice has a car park at the rear of the building, and two disabled-only parking spaces at the front. Bus routes - there are local buses that pass nearby, please check local timetables for up-to-date information.

 

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