NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!
We are currently working on our new website which we hope you will all find much more user friendly and easier to navigate. We expect the new website to go live hopefully in September.
Monday 19th September arrangements
Please note that Monday 19 September 2022 has been declared a bank holiday – the day of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Surgery will be CLOSED on this day.
We will be contacting patients over the coming days who have pre-booked appointments for Monday to make alternative arrangements. An out of hours service will be available on the bank holiday - 111, or 999 in an emergency.
A national book of condolences has been established by Buckingham Palace and is available here https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence
Public guidance on the mourning period is available here https://www.gov.uk/…/the-demise-of-her-majesty-queen…
❗️👫Our latest PPG Educational Event👫❗️
⏰Thursday 22nd September 2022: 6:15pm⏰
Falls at home can be both debilitating and humiliating, often requiring a visit to an overstretched A & E department and time laid up with limited mobility or in hospital. A few adjustments to long-established habits may be one way of helping to prevent these. Similarly, a regime of exercises to injured muscles, tendons or limbs is helpful to enabling healing to take place for resuming normal living. This talk will help give an understanding of how important physiotherapy exercises are to our everyday health.
This education event brought to you by New Road Surgery Patient Participation Group is scheduled to start at 6.15pm on the 22nd of September. As it will be held in the Surgery Meeting room at the top of the stairs, attendance numbers will be limited.
✉️If you would like to listen to advice from Guest speaker Catherine Adams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and seats will be allocated on a first come basis✉️
Annual Flu and Autumn Covid Vaccination Update:
We are currently planning 4 Saturday clinics as well as many week day clinics. We are contacting patients by text or letter from this week, in order of eligibility. The weekday clinics are being planned so patients can book themselves online, and the Saturday clinics will run as the flu clinics used to pre-Covid e.g. patients will be given time slots according to surname.
We understand the Covid vaccine we are being given is the
Please be aware our reception team are unable to deal with vaccination queries or take bookings at present. We have around 7000 eligible patients requiring both flu and Covid vaccinations, so we need to ensure this is well co-ordinated to meet eligibility criteria and also not lead to 1000's more calls coming in to our reception team.
This years NHS campaign is to give flu and Covid at the same time. When you book an appointment we will assume you intend to have both vaccinations. However, if you wish to decline either of the vaccinations, you do not need to tell us in advance. You can either tell a member of staff on duty on Saturday clinics who can direct you to the single vaccinating clinicians, or just tell the clinician once in their room if there is no member of staff on the door (e.g. weekday clinics will be not be manned by reception, signage will be in place instead).
This years NHS campaign is to give flu and Covid at the same time. When you book an appointment we will assume you intend to have both vaccinations. However, if you wish to decline either of the vaccinations, you do not need to tell us in advance. You can either tell a member of staff on duty on Saturday clinics who can direct you to the single vaccinating clinicians, or just tell the clinician once in their room if there is no member of staff on the door (e.g. weekday clinics will not be manned by reception, signage will be in place instead)
Recording a vaccine received elsewhere on my GP records and NHS app
We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app. We appreciate that this is a confusing situation. Unfortunately, there is some conflicting information about this both in the media and within other parts of the NHS. Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app. The vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken the IT systems used in the vaccine centres around the country, not a patient’s GP records.
Vaccines received in the UK
If you have had a vaccine in the UK, but it is not showing on the NHS App, it’s likely that there has been some kind of problem at the vaccine clinic. Either it was not entered correctly onto the IT system, or the IT system has failed to upload it onto the NHS App. If you are in this situation, please contact the centre where you received your COVID vaccine and give them your full name, date of birth, NHS number and any details you have of your vaccine (a photo of the vaccine card would be helpful.
Vaccines received outside the UK
Your GP surgery cannot update the NHS app with details of vaccines administered overseas. The following link provides details of the necessary steps.
For further details please call NHS 119
We have noticed increasing numbers of patients emailing the surgery via the surgery admin email address, or also writing in, detailing medical issues or requesting an appointment because the phone lines are busy. We understand it can be frustrating when the lines are very busy, but we are unable to deal with requests by letter/email and will require patients to call the surgery as usual.
Alternatively we have an ‘online consult’ 'contact us online' option, located on the home page of our website, where you can contact us online in regards to non-urgent medical issues during normal surgery hours. We are also introducing a dedicated email address for repeat prescription requests shortly, which we will update patients about once in place.
Monday to Friday 08.00am - 13.00pm/14.00pm - 18.30pm.
Main appointment booking line opens at 08.30am.
Weekend and evening collaborative extended hours across the Bromsgrove Town practices. These are currently telephone calls only due to the pandemic.
You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by clicking HERE. This is only available during normal surgery hours.
Answer a few short questions and we will get back to you within 2 working days. Our preferred method to manage these queries will be via text message - please ensure you leave your mobile number on the form and let us know your preferred contact method. Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests. The submitted forms will only be read during office hours. The forms will not be read on the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) or on bank holidays. They will not be read Monday-Friday between the hours of 1800 - 0900. Please contact 111 during out of hours or 999 if this is an emergency.
MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS? - REFER YOURSELF DIRECTLY TO THE MSK PHYSIO SERVICE. NO NEED TO CONTACT THE SURGERY OR SPEAK TO A CLINICIAN
If you need a physio call 07436 797 891. A new assessment service from the NHS in Bromsgrove. No need to speak to your GP.
click here for NHS covid-19 latest advice and information
click here to access the NHS 111 covid-19 website
(Site updated 18/09/2022)