DELAYS TO FLU VACCINE DELIVERY - IMPORTANT NOTICE
ALL GP'S AND PHARMACIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF OUR CONTROL, SCHEDULED FLU VACCINE DELIVERIES HAVE BEEN DELAYED. PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WHEN A VACCINE IS AVAILABLE AND IT WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE MOST VUNERABLE PATIENTS FIRST. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED, BUT THIS SITUATION IS COMPLETELY BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
DR ANDREOU AND PARTNERS
We are conscious that some patients registered at Dr Andreou and Partners may have been affected by current events in Afghanistan. Dr Andreou and Partners is accredited by the Royal College of General Pratitioners, as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help please come forward and ask about speaking to one of our General Practitioners.
CLINICS FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINATION WILL BE HELD AT
PORTWAY LIFESTYLE CENTRE B69 1HE
THIS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AS PER NHS ENGLAND GUIDELINES. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS - YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY YOUR GP SURGERY WHEN A VACCINE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE YOUR VACCINE AS BOOKED
FOR YOUR SAFETY, AS WELL AS THE SAFETY OF OTHER PATIENTS AND OUR STAFF- WE WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE THAT A PROTECTIVE FACE COVERING STILL BE WORN BEFORE ENTERING THIS BUILDING (OLDBURY HEALTH CENTRE)
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE ARE CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS AND ANYONE WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AS PER GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.
THANK YOU FOR YOU CO-OPERATION - DR ANDREOU AND PARTNERS
Please be aware, during the Covid crisis access to the surgery will be controlled and all patients entering will be required to have their temperature recorded. If you need to collect a prescription/ letter personally (though we strongly suggest ordering via our website or NHS App or via your pharmacy and having it sent to your usual pharmacy directly) please telephone the surgery first to obtain instructions to enable you to collect.
The Sandwell and West Birmingham Health App is a brand new service providing online access to manage you healthcare 24 hours a day.
Book appointments, check your symptoms, manage your medication, view test results, and access your medical record. Available 24/7, wherever you are.
you can now download an app on you mobile devices
Pease find the links below:
SWB Health App links for patients:
Apple iPhone and iPad: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/swb-heath-app/id1483229970
Android phones and tablets: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.substrakthealth.patientpack.swb
PC and laptop: https://app.swbhealthapp.com/splash
PLEASE SEE GUIDANCE FOR CHANGES TO ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION IN THE PRESCRIPTION SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS AND CARERS
if you have either:
* a high temperature
* a new continuous cough
*loss of taste and/ or smell
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Contact the NHS111 online Coronavirus service if:
* you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
*your condition gets worse
*your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.
*You can contact NHS 111 on http://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 please only use this address if you have the criteria listed above.
If you require only general information on coronavirus please use https://www.nhs/uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
IF YOU REQUIRE A GP DURING THE TIME THE SURGERY IS CLOSED CALL NHS 111, OR IF YOU FEEL IT IS AN EMERGENCY 999
SELF CARE information
Remember if you have a common ailment, its quicker and easier to think # selfcareforlife. You local pharmacist can supply advice and treatments, or why not look at these fact sheets from @ selfcare forum http://bit.ly/2tiBs9K
OLDBURY AND LANGLEY PRIMARY CARE NETWORK
We would like to make you aware that we are now working in collaboration with several other practices in the local area to improve services for you and your families and to use our resources more effectively. To find out more information about Primary Care Networks see the link below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE( BLOOD TESTS) AT OLDBURY HEALTH CENTRE
FROM 5/8/2019 THE ABOVE SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDED AS A WALK-IN ACCESS- THE SERVICE PROVIDER IS STIPULATING THAT ALL PATIENTS WHO WISH TO HAVE A BLOOD TEST PERFORMED AT OLDBURY HEALTH CENTRE NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT SLOT - AS PER OTHER APPOINTMENTS.
THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE SERVICE PROVIDING THE BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS IS; 0121-507-6104
AS DR ANDREOU AND PARTNERS DO NOT EMPLOY THE PHLEBOTOMIST WHO ATTENDS MONDAY TO FRIDAY- PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK OR BOOK ONLINE AS PRACTICE STAFF CANNOT PERFORM THIS SERVICE FOR YOU.
Please be aware from 1st March 2019 this practice will no longer provide a travel advice / vaccination service for adults or children. General travel advice can be found on the NATHNAC website and in our clinics and service pages. We do give details about alternative services in the area that patients can use to obtain travel advice and vaccinations, which may incur a fee. We will not however, continue to stock or administer vaccines at this surgery from the above date.
IF YOU REQUIRE A GP DURING THE TIME THE SURGERY IS CLOSED CALL NHS 111, OR IF YOU FEEL IT IS AN EMERGENCY 999.
From the 1st of December 2018 this practice will no longer offer ear irrigation for the removal of wax as a routine procedure. A leaflet detailing how to instill eardrops that are purchased over the counter from your usual pharmacist, is available at reception.
This leaflet will help you (or your carer) to use eardrops appropriately for up to 7 days – to enable ear wax to be expelled naturally from the ears. Other self-use methods to remove ear wax are also included in the leaflet information.
Patients who have examinations or hearing aid fittings at a hospital, may still be eligible to have an ear irrigation procedure booked, upon production of their hospital appointment letter to reception staff. If you feel that you fit this criteria, but do not have a booked appointment letter to produce, you may discuss with a GP during a telephone consultation (booked as usual via reception).
Other agencies ( eg. Pharmacies)may offer ear syringing as a service but as it is a non NHS procedure, it may incur a charge, which is at the discretion of the agency providing it.
IF YOU NEED URGENT ADVICE FROM A DOCTOR CALL THE PRACTICE NUMBER, TO BE REDIRECTED AS USUAL WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED.
PLEASE NOTE - from Saturday the 7th of April 2018, the surgery will be closed on Saturdays. We will still continue to be open weekdays from 8am to 8pm.
Patients needing care on Saturdays or Sundays that will not wait till Monday should continue to call NHS 111 as usually advised.
IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY THEN PLEASE CALL 999
From the 1/4/2015 all patients will be allocated an accountable General Practitioner (GP) as required by NHS England. This accountable GP would be responsible for coordinating your care if applicable. If you wish to be notified about who your accountable GP is, please contact reception on the usual contact numbers. If you wish to change your accountable GP, you can ask at reception for an application form to do so. If you wish to opt out of the allocation of an accountable GP please let reception staff know.
Please note- this is an five partner GP practice ( with other none partner Doctors also) and any patient can book to see any Gp they prefer – this will not change.
From the 1st of April 2016 we will be able to offer extended online access to detailed coded records, for some patients aged over 18 years. For more information and a downloadable leaflet - please see our Statement of Intent to offer online services by following the link under further information. You can also ring the surgery to speak to a receptionist on the telephone number above.