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Covid: 'Sharp drop' in heart-attack hospital admissions
20 Jan 2021 01:26
Some people who need urgent help appear to be staying away, as in the first peak, say researchers.
NHS child gender clinic rated 'inadequate' by inspectors
20 Jan 2021 02:05
Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say.
Monklands ICU staff are 'physically and emotionally' drained
19 Jan 2021 22:48
James Cook returns to Monklands eight months on to find the hospital staff struggling against the odds.
Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn
19 Jan 2021 12:54
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
20 Jan 2021 01:25
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits.
Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
19 Jan 2021 20:21
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
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.