Welcome to Bearwood Medical Centre

Our practice is situated off Three Shires Oak Road in Smethwick and is proud to offer a full range of services, facilities and specialist staff within a safe and efficient working environment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The government and NHS have introduced a number of measures to control spread of the virus, ensure patients safety and support the NHS while we work to avoid worsening cases.

Please help us by adhering as closely as possible to the recommended guidelines.

 

  • STAY AT HOME to stop the spread, only leaving in very limited circumstances

  • WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY - The virus can be picked up from surfaces and contact with others who may be carrying the virus. MANY PEOPLE ARE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS (not suffering any apparent symptoms) AND SPREADING THE VIRUS UNKNOWINGLY. While symptoms may be mild in some, it can be carried to others of a more vulnerable health group and cause more serious symptoms.

  • MAINTAIN DISTANCE from others - As well as existing on surfaces, the virus can be AIRBORNE. If you have are standing too close with an asymptomatic carrier and inhale expelled air, you may be vulnerable to breathing in the virus.

  • COVER YOUR MOUTH & NOSE with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands), if you cough or sneeze. Put any used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards. This will help to stop the spread if you are a carrier.

 

Please note that as yet, GP practices do not have access to tests or a cure.

You can help us beat the virus by avoiding the spread and looking after yourself.

Appointments

In line with NHS recommendations for General Practice during the COVID-19 outbreak & spread-prevention guidelines, the practice has moved appointments to telephone & video consultations only.

This is to protect patients and staff during this challenging time.

(NB: If you have booked a video appointment with your GP, please click here for guidance on video consultations)

Prescription Requests

Prescription requests can be made via either of the following:

  • Your SystmOnline account (if you have one)

  • Or by completing and returning a request slip (click here)  and posting it through the reception front door

  • Or until further notice, repeat requests can be made by phone on 0121 429 1572 (please be aware when calling, that there may be a wait to get through)

Links & Advice

The World Health Organisation Q&A page offers information on symptoms, protecting yourself, risk of catching / developing illness from catching and progress on treatment (click here to view). 

The NHS and UK Government sites offer up-to-date information on prevention, stay-at-home advice and what to do if you think you may be infected:

pdf: Doctors of the World guidance sheet including advice about staying at home, when to call NHS 111 and spread-prevention (Available in 26 different languages. Click here to access)

pdf: Prescription Request Slip - Click to download and print. Completed slips can be returned either by mail, or by posting through the reception front door. Please allow 48 hours before collection 

SERVICES

 

We offer a comprehensive range of services which include the following: 

  • Cardiovascular Health Assessment

  • Cervical Cytology

  • Child Health surveillance and Immunisations

  • Chronic Disease Management clinics including Diabetes, Asthma, COPD and Hypertension

  • ECG’s & 24 hour Blood Pressure-monitoring

  • Family Planning and Contraception services

  • Maternity services

  • Men’s health services

  • Minor Surgery services

  • Phlebotomy services

  • Travel advice and holiday vaccinations

  • Women’s health

  • Wound & leg ulcer management

Bearwood Medical Centre

176 Milcote Road

Smethwick

B67 5BP

Telephone: 0121 429 1572

www.bearwoodmedicalcentre.co.uk

OPEN

Monday :                  8am - 6:30pm

Tuesday:                  8am - 7:45pm

Wednesday-Friday:  8 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday:                 Click here
Sunday:                   Closed

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