Extra GP appointments available for Walsall patients

Extra GP appointments available for Walsall patients

Patients registered with a Walsall GP can benefit from the Extended GP Access Service.

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has worked with local GPs to create four Hubs based at Darlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Health Centre, Broadway Medical Practice and Portland Medical Practice. The Hubs are currently run by a group of local GPS.

Since launching the service in December 2017 and up until May 2018, more than 15,500 patients have accessed the service.

When can I get an out-of-hours appointment?

Extra GP appointments will be available between:

 6.30pm – 9pm weekdays (all four Hubs)

 10am – 3pm weekends (excluding Darlaston Health Centre & Portland Medical Practice)

 11am – 1.30pm Bank Holidays (all four Hubs)

However, people will only be seen if they have booked an appointment.

How can I book one of these appointments?

A dedicated number has been set up and appointments can be booked by calling: 01922 501999 during the following times:

 8am – 9pm weekdays

 10am – 3pm weekends

 11am – 1pm bank holidays

NHS 111 will also be able to book an appointment for you if they feel you need to see a GP.

Do I need to be registered at one of the four surgeries where the Hubs are based to use the service?

No, you can be registered with any GP in Walsall to access the extra appointments. However, please note you will need to travel to one the four Hubs (listed above).

What if I’m not registered with a Walsall GP?

If you are not a registered patient at a Walsall GP, you will not be able to access these out-of-hours appointments. More information about these services can be found on Walsall CCG’s website: www.walsallccg.nhs.uk.

 When should I use the Hubs?

The extra appointments are for patients who have a pressing illness or injury and are unable to attend their GP during normal opening hours. They are not walk-in centres and both of Walsall’s urgent care centres and its A&E department will still be open as normal for people to use in serious or life threatening emergencies.

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

 

As of Monday 21st December 2020 our practice is pleased to be able to start offering

Covid-19 Vaccinations to our patients.

 

Dr Kaul & Partners patients will attend the appointed vaccination hub located at;-

 

Bloxwich Active Living Centre

High Street

Walsall

WS3 2DA

 

Given the enormity of this task the practice and its staff will be working where

possible up to 7 days a week from 08:00 to 20:00 to ensure all eligible patients for the
vaccine are contacted and booked into the hub to receive their vaccine.
Patients over the age of 80 will be amongst the first group of patients to receive
the vaccine along with healthcare workers.

All patients will require 2 courses of the vaccine.

Once you have attended for your 1st dose of the vaccine you will be booked in for your 2nd
dose before you leave the hub this can be between 3 and 12 weeks after the 1st dose. It is
essential that each patient has 2 courses of the vaccine to increase immunity against the virus.
As you may have seen in the news the Pfizer vaccine which is the
one we currently have licensed is extremely fragile and can only be transported
in sub-zero temperatures. The vaccine has to be defrosted
at the hub and then drawn up and used within matter of days.

The hub will have to then

administer 975 vaccines per week to ensure there is no wastage.
We urge patients to keep their appointments once booked.
 
 
 
Many thanks