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Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England
28 Sep 2020 11:56
Anyone in England who tests positive has a legal duty to self-isolate or face a fine of up to £10,000.
Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England
26 Sep 2020 00:20
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.
Wales lockdown: Businesses affected by Covid offered grants
28 Sep 2020 13:34
New grants are being offered to businesses as three more counties prepare for local lockdown.
Covid-19 deaths pass 1,000 in Birmingham hospitals
28 Sep 2020 14:52
The biggest trust in England confirms the number of deaths with "great sadness".
Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care
28 Sep 2020 00:55
Experts say India needs more post-Covid care centres as many patients are reporting lasting symptoms.
NHS Covid-19: App issue fixed for people who test positive
26 Sep 2020 23:20
Many users in England who booked a test outside of the app had been unable to share a positive test result.
Out Of Hours
If you have a medical emergency outside of normal surgery hours, then please ring the surgery number.
You will be given a contact number for our duty doctor service.
This service will initially offer telephone advice, and if unable to resolve the problem on the telephone, you will either be offered an appointment at a local Primary Care centre run by the service, or a visit will be arranged.
Please do not use this service for routine matters, as it may delay the service in dealing with urgent problems.
Other Useful Out-Of-Hours Services
NHS 111 - 111 - available 24 hours a day - offering a nurse-led telephone service of healthcare advice and information. Information is also available on the NHS website on:
NHS Walk-in Centre - open from 8.00am until 8.00pm every day. Located within the Summerfield GP and Urgent Care Centre, 134 Heath Street, Winson Green. Tel: 0345 245 0769.
NHS Walk-in Centre - open from 7.00am until 10.00pm every day. This centre is located on the Lower Ground Floor, Boots the Chemist, 66 High Street, Birmingham (opposite Marks & Spencer).
Accident and Emergency - open 24 hours - for critical and life-threatening conditions such as heavy blood loss, poisoning, suspected broken bones and deep wounds.
Ambulance service - call 999 - for emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, serious accidents or severe blood loss.