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BBC Health News
Coronavirus: When will we know if the UK lockdown is working?
06 Apr 2020 08:31
Almost two weeks after Britons were confined to their homes, is the coronavirus curve flattening?
Coronavirus: High street pharmacists 'needlessly put at risk'
06 Apr 2020 04:27
Staff dispensing medicines say they urgently need more protective gear to guard against coronavirus.
'Dial 999 for stroke emergencies despite coronavirus'
06 Apr 2020 01:31
UK experts are concerned that people are not seeking urgent NHS help when they need it.
Coronavirus: Tributes paid to 'caring' midwife Lynsay Coventry
06 Apr 2020 01:06
Lynsay Coventry, 54, is the first serving NHS midwife in England whose death has been confirmed.
Coronavirus 'could wipe out Brazil's indigenous people'
06 Apr 2020 00:10
Respiratory illnesses are already the main cause of death for the country's native communities.
Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19
06 Apr 2020 12:39
The Bronx Zoo in New York says this case of human-to-animal transmission appears to be unique.
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.